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Re: Scadoxus 2009
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2009, 01:43:35 PM »
Keep it coming, Paul

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Re: Scadoxus 2009
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2009, 07:28:56 PM »
Keep posting Paul. Hans J is on holiday at present and he certainly wouldn't want to miss these pics.
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Re: Scadoxus 2009
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2009, 10:45:05 PM »
I know that Hans is on hols.... I just wasn't sure whether anyone would be interested in seeing the progression of the buds emerging.  It wasn't a lonely plea from someone feeling unloved ;) but rather just finding out whether it was of interest to anyone seeing the process?
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Re: Scadoxus 2009
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2009, 11:55:25 AM »
Scadoxus puniceus 'Magnificus' buds emerging.... 27th August (9 days after last shot)

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Re: Scadoxus 2009
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2009, 12:01:22 PM »
Paul ,

thank you for your update -great to see the progress !!!
Here is flowering Scadoxus multiflorus  :D
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Re: Scadoxus 2009
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2009, 12:05:52 PM »
Hans,

So they're still flowering a month after you took those photos?  That's a good flowering period!!
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Re: Scadoxus 2009
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2010, 05:25:14 AM »
Scadoxus puniceus 'Magnificus' buds emerging.... 27th August (9 days after last shot)

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Did the flower ever open??
How tall is the plant fully grown??
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Re: Scadoxus 2009
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2010, 11:52:14 AM »
Hello George, great to have you join us       8)
   .... and it'll be good to get an update from Paul about that plant  ;)
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Re: Scadoxus 2009
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2010, 11:43:38 AM »
Maggi and George,

Yes, the flower opened.  I took pics as it progressed from memory, so I will see if I can go and find them and post them within the next few days.  Yes, the flowerhead opened George.  The flowers themselves are small and yellow, surrounded by the big red bracts.  The flowerhead stands to maybe 50 or 60cm, I've never actually measured it.  They flower every year for me.

And George..... Welcome!!  8)
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Re: Scadoxus 2009
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2010, 03:45:33 AM »
Thanks Paul, I'm looking forward to see your photos.

This is my S.puniceus today. It did not flower this Year. Is it normal that it grows so big?




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Re: Scadoxus 2009
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2010, 10:31:19 AM »
This is my S.puniceus today. It did not flower this Year. Is it normal that it grows so big?
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I took this picture at the botanic garden in Brussels, Belgium - the plants there must have been about 100cm tall.
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Re: Scadoxus 2009
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2010, 11:49:13 AM »
George,

Yes, it grows like that, although I don't think mine are quite as elongated.  Is yours grown in some shade?  Mine in the shade do tend to get taller like your.

Gail,

That I think is a Scadoxus multiflorus (or multiflorus katherinae?) rather than puniceus?  Mine are nowhere near as fancy as that in flower.  ;D
« Last Edit: December 31, 2010, 11:55:47 AM by Paul T »
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Re: Scadoxus 2009
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2010, 12:01:19 PM »
thanks Paul, keep looking for your photos...  :D
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Re: Scadoxus 2009
« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2010, 12:08:13 PM »
George,

I've just found some and prepared a couple for posting.  Here are a couple from when it was fully open last year.  Exactly the same bulb as in the original emerging picture.....  Please excuse the background in the long shot.... my front stairs complete with their myriad pots.  ::)  There's myriad pots EVERYWHERE at my place.  ;D

Kind of sad isn't it..... Just after 11pm on New Year's Eve and where am I..... posting pics on the SRGC.  I am NOT addicted to this forum.... I'm NOT!! :o
« Last Edit: December 31, 2010, 12:09:51 PM by Paul T »
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Paul T.
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