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Hans J

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Acis 2008
« on: January 29, 2008, 01:39:04 PM »
Hi all ,

here is my first flowering Acis from today
( ::) this is not a poculiform Galanthus ..... ;D)

Acis tingitana

the bulbs comes from the Archibalds .....
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Re: Acis 2008
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008, 01:49:15 PM »
Very nice, Hans. This is a species I do not grow...or know. What can you tell us about it?
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Re: Acis 2008
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008, 02:22:34 PM »
“Summer is the time when it’s too hot to do the job that it was too cold to do last winter” Mark Twain

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Re: Acis 2008
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008, 02:51:22 PM »
Of course Hans! I should have checked the PBS wiki first. Thanks.

Interesting for me to note that of the species/varieties covered, A. tingitana is the only one I am not growing at present...(actually, of the now defunct varieties of autumnalis, I don't have pulchellum in the flock either).

I love these little guys...
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Re: Acis 2008
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008, 02:54:33 PM »
Carlo .....of course : I have pollinatet this plants  8)
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Re: Acis 2008
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008, 02:58:48 PM »
Well done! I'll look forward to a report on your success...

Are you growing the other species as well?
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Re: Acis 2008
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2008, 03:12:58 PM »
Carlo - this should be not a problem ...I make every year seeds from all my Leucojum / Acis

Please look :
http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?topic=728.0
 
I grow the most of this genus ....mostly in pots - only A.autumnalis is possibly for me outside
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Re: Acis 2008
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2008, 03:21:14 PM »
Hans,

Thanks for the reference to the old thread. Have you followed up with a determination on the sp. from Greece (which you thought was valentinum)? It is beautiful.

I grow and bloom them all in pots under lights at the moment--and have autumnalis and nicaeensis outside. I'll try rosea there as well when I have enough to spare...
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Re: Acis 2008
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2008, 03:31:40 PM »
Carlo ,

I have from valentium until only seedlings for comparison ....I have to wait .
From these seeds from spec. Greece I have send seeds to other members here ....I will wait that they thinks ....

I have tried nicaense and roseum outside ...but it works not so well ...after some years fewer and fewer ..
I grow my Acis in my greenhouse - without any problems -no additional ligth ...

Before 3 years I saw by a trip in Corsica wild growing A. rosea ( +Scilla autumnalis ) - it was unforgetable !
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Re: Acis 2008
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2008, 03:39:51 PM »
...I've seen Acis autumnalis in the wild in the Algarve in Portugal, growing with a very small blue flowered bulb that I have not yet identified...

It's a wonderful thing to see plants (that we know in cultivation) in their wild homes...
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Re: Acis 2008
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2008, 09:23:13 PM »
I do like tingitana.  Always flowers well and such a lovely pure white.  Reasonable size, although still small enough to be delicate.  A lovely species to grow.  Here at the moment we have lots of the autumnalis in flower, their little white lanterns along the path or in clumps in a couple of places.  No sign of roseum as yet, but shouldn't be long.... if it is going to flower this year (it varies from year to year as it doesn't thrive for me unfortunately).  Great pic of a great plant Hans.
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Re: Acis 2008
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2008, 12:50:33 PM »
Hi Hans,
Thank you for the pics and to speak of these soft fine plants that I like too. I grow very well Acis nicaense in pot and in the garden. One of my origins is from above Monaco (La Turbie) where it grows with Colchicum arenarium and Crocus versicolor. If you have seeds of your tingitanum and other, note me please on your waiting list ! I grow too autumnale and roseum from Corsica, and seedling of trichophylla. I cherch valentina.
I look at the classification of Acis and I discover Acis fabrei, endemic in France (Vaucluse) an endangered plant. Whom know it or grow it ? I would be very glad to have it in collection and conservatory
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Re: Acis 2008
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2008, 03:12:19 PM »
Here is a other Acis flowering today :

A.trichophylla
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