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Rob-Rah

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Moraea macronyx
« on: August 26, 2018, 02:10:33 PM »
I don't suppose anyone has a bulb or seeds of Moraea macronyx available at all?

fermi de Sousa

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Re: Moraea macronyx
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2018, 02:44:21 PM »
Just coming into flower here - ask in 4 or 5 weeks!
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Rob-Rah

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Re: Moraea macronyx
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2018, 06:04:13 PM »
Aha - I will do - possibly in time for a UK sowing :)

Do you hand-pollinate or do you find plants set seed fine without that?

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Re: Moraea macronyx
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2018, 11:34:35 AM »
Hi Rob,
I find that hand pollination is the only way to be sure to get seeds.
Today the two types were in flower so I was able to cross pollinate them,
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PS you will need to remind me!
Mr Fermi de Sousa, Redesdale,
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Rob-Rah

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Re: Moraea macronyx
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 07:11:44 PM »
I've just sowed a few batches of other SA bulb seeds, so I'm just tagging onto this thread here to remind that these need pollinating, or see if there has been any successful seed-set :)

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Re: Moraea macronyx
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2018, 01:46:59 PM »
Hi Rob,
it looks like the hand-pollination was successful, but we'll wait to see when the pod dries out!
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fermi
Mr Fermi de Sousa, Redesdale,
Victoria, Australia

Rob-Rah

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Re: Moraea macronyx
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2019, 12:56:00 PM »
Just posting an update..... seeds arrived safely and had high germination rate last autumn/winter. The pot has started onto growth again now, but far less of the seedlings seem to have pulled through dormancy. Still - very pleased to now have plants! :)

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Re: Moraea macronyx
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2019, 03:08:28 PM »
Hi Rob,
glad you got good germination and hopefully you'll get some to flowering size soon.
I'm hopefully going to have some for the seed exchange this year - ripening now!
cheers
fermi
Mr Fermi de Sousa, Redesdale,
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