South African Bulbs 2016

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Gladiolus dalenii is a late autumn flowerer but suffers badly if hit by frostsad - fortunately these have come into flower before being hit!

Gladiolus daleniiGladiolus dalenii

Nerines are still flowering: these are possibly Nerine humilis (previously N. flexuosa?) with the smaller one in the pot being Nerine crispa (now Nerine undulata)

Nerine humilis and Nerine undulataNerine humilis

Nerine not quite filifolia - grown from seed as Nerine filifolia but the foliage is too wide!

Nerine not quite filifoliaNerine not quite filifolia

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Hesperantha humilis is a startling flower in the depths of winter but quite diminutive in this example

Hesperantha humilis

A second pot came into flower a day later and the stems are a bit taller

Hesperantha humilisHesperantha humilis

The exterior of the petals are attractive with the speckling - almost crocus like!

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Massonia depressa flowering now in our Shade-house,

Massonia depressaMassonia depressa

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Another autumn blooming South African geophyte, Moraea polystachya, opened its first flower of the season today,

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3 months later Moraea polystachya is still in bloom!

Moraea polystachya

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First flower this year on Lapeirousia oreogena, grown from seed from the NZAGS Seedex, sown in 2012

Lapeirousia oreogena 2016

The first seedling flowered last year and seemed a little bit paler

Lapeirousia oreogena 2015

Still nice though!

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Yowza!

It's no wonder that you changed your avatar!

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Yowza!

It's no wonder that you changed your avatar!

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Well, I do try to stay up-to-datecheeky

A couple of other seedlings in the same pot have opened

Lapeirousia oreogena 3 forms 2016Lapeirousia oreogena Lapeirousia oreogena Lapeirousia oreogena

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Romulea tetragona has bright pink flowers and foliage which is cross-shaped in cross-section

Romulea tetragonaRomulea tetragona

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Babiana odorata did not flower last year as the frosts destroyed all the buds though the foliage seemed to be unaffected.

This year the frosts must've been too early or too late to affect them as they are flowering well

Babiana odorata Babiana odorata Babiana odorata

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Another autumn blooming South African geophyte, Moraea polystachya, opened its first flower of the season today,

3 months later Moraea polystachya is still in bloom!

Moraea polystachya

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Another month later still blooming!

Moraea polystachyaMoraea polystachya

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