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Fermi
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Hi Roland,

This is a beauty especially because it persists in our garden without much assistance from us!

We do water the areas where it grows in the summer sometimes,

cheers

fermi

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I have them in pots (they don't really like that) but I will try next year in the garden

Roland

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Rhodophiala bifida is in flower in 3 different colors 

This pink form is from seed sent by a SRGC Forumist from Argentina flowering for the first time 

Rhodophiala bifida pink

This orange-red one was from a commercial source 

Rhodophiala bifida orange-red

This ox-blood red one is from a friend 

Rhodophiala bifida ox-blood-red

cheers 

fermi

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Fermi
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A few years ago I managed to get seed set on the orange red form of Rhodophiala bifida (see above) using pollen of the ox-blood red form. The first seedling flowered this week and is halfway between the two in color

Rhodophiala bifida red seedlingRhodophiala bifida red seedling

There are a few more to flower this year

Rhodophiala bifida seedlings in bud

cheers

fermi

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Fermi
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It looks like 11 of the seedlings from this cross will flower this year

Rhodophiala bifida red seedlingsRhodophiala bifida red seedlings

cheers

fermi

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Fermi wrote:

Leucocoryne ixioides from NARGS Seedex 2009, collected "Foothills, Andes, Chile"

Leucocoryne ixioides

this year there are 3 types of flower from this bunch of seedlings,

Leucocoryne ixioides

one pure white with narrow petals, the others have pink mid-ribs

Leucocoryne ixioides whiteLeucocoryne ixioides narrow petals pink mid-ribLeucocoryne ixioides wider petals, pink mid-rib

cheers

fermi

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