Very nice, fermi! They like it hot and dry in the resting period? I have some seedlings and plan to put them outside later - if I dare!
Sorry for the long delay in answering - I've only recently got back onto this Forum.
These rhodophiala are grown in a raised bed in the open in full sun and don't get watered over the summer when they are dormant; they also get a lot of rain in winter and survive light frosts here.
Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C
in Devon, UK Zone 9b
Tropaeolum tricolor grows in a part of the garden where we haven't had to do anything for it - except avoid disturbing it when it's emerging! I've been told that in the wild there's a bit of variation in color! I'd love to try to get some of the different forms if anyone has any seed to spare!
Another Bulb from the South is Leucocoryne; this was grown from NARGS Seedex 2006 as Leucocoryne vittata but it appears to be a hybrid as the striping is not as vivid as it should be; still very nice!
Another leucocoryne - close to Leucocoryne purpurea but again probably a hybrid (the petals appear to be too pointy!)
This one opened it's bloom snuggled down in the foliage making me think it was a Tristagma/Nothoscordum! It's actually the gold Zephyranthes flavissima
Lovely plants Fermi and David. Please know that even if I don't respond right away, that I do enjoy ogling these beauties, as I'm sure many forumists do. Really like the Leucocoryne species (and hybrids).
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Here's another South American - actually it turns out to be a hybrid between two Chilean species of Conanthera - C. trimaculata and C. campanulata
We grow a couple of the smaller Alstroemeria species in the rock garden but have these hybrid "Peruvian Lilies" in the borders where they appreciate a bit more water during the growing season,
Here's one of the dwarf species in the rock garden, Alstroemeria hookeri
This sisyrinchium came from a SRGC Forumist, Santiago, as seed a few years ago - Sisyrinchium palmifolium
Here's the first conanthera which I grew from Seedex seed many years ago - Conanthera campanulata, one of the parents of the previously shown hybrid,
We got this bulb years ago from Murray Cubis of Discovery Bulbs as Habranthus 'Russell Manning'; I think it is a form of Habranthus robustus,
The flower can be as large as an individual Amaryllis belladonna bloom but on a much shorter stem; as you can see from the pic it flowered a few days earlier and there's already a sizeable seed-pod formed!