ipheion sellowianumIs yours wild collected ??
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/518187888211511
Normal Zone <8 -7°C _ -12°C 10 F to +20 F
RGB or RBGG means: Roland and Gemma de Boer
Thank you for your ID. Yes, the seeds had been wild collected a few years ago. Its a lovely little plant.
Opened up yesterday ---Solaria ,(Syn Gethyum ),atropurpureum--first flowering from seed sown Jan 2008.
Seems okay outside all year round in this climate.
Interestingly from the pics i have seen i would have expected the flowers to have been on longish stems --maybe that may happen in due course .
Not a large bloom however i love the chocolate :P colour --the smell is another thing ;D wet musky dog !......
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover
That's a special plant, Dave! I wouldn't say it leaps to the eye but it has a modest kind of charm! I like it ;)
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
I bought a few bulbs last yearthey are dormant nowno idea when they flowerbut calculating it must be somewhere in Marchor with bad luck the year after
Very cool, Dave! Never heard of this one...
west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/
Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland
Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs
Perfect shape Michael
Very sweet colour!