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Alessandro.marinello

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Polyxena
« on: July 06, 2011, 09:50:36 PM »
it had to be Polyxena brevifolia, is similar a Lachenalia, but I do not know which species
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Re: Polyxena
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2011, 10:44:42 PM »
The rare Lachenalia mathewsii
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Re: Polyxena
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 10:45:25 PM »
It has that "look" about it which says "scented." Is it?
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Re: Polyxena
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011, 11:28:54 PM »
The rare Lachenalia mathewsii

I had never seen this plant but this page will introduce it quite well :
http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantklm/lachenmathew.htm

That page says the flowers have a 'mild spicy scent', Lesley, so the "look" was right!
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Alessandro.marinello

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Re: Polyxena
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 07:05:49 PM »
Thanks to all :D, I have not controlled the scent, but making soon, the pot was hidden in the middle of the other plants, has had fortune to see the flowers
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Re: Polyxena
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011, 02:09:40 AM »
http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/LachenaliaSpeciesFour#mathewsii

Question is how did you get it to flower.  Duncan says it flowers in Sept in SA.

No mention about scent in his book.

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Re: Polyxena
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011, 02:43:06 AM »
It also flowers in September here in Argentina.
Alberto Castillo, in south America, near buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Re: Polyxena
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2011, 01:02:47 PM »
I was wondering that too... All mine are happily snoozing for the summer. Even the leaves in the picture look nice and green.

 I was lucky enough to see this species in the wild, in flower, in the first week of september (i.e. equivalent to March in the northern hemisphere).

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Re: Polyxena
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2011, 08:12:41 PM »
Creed is due to the first year of plantation, often happens, with coming l bulbs from the South Africa, has had also Lapeirousia corymbosa and Moraea elegans in flower,I confirm, the flowers do not have scent 
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Re: Polyxena
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2011, 10:38:22 PM »
But, Alessandro, you have them growing at the opposite season! This is no good, although you are such an experienced grower.
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Re: Polyxena
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2011, 01:19:19 PM »
Alberto
This does not depend from me, has not forced bulbs, leaves in pot dry, but if they go in vegetation, I must leave, the next year are regulated by themselves, I have noticed that it seeds also it of increasing bulbs winter introduce the same problem
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