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P. Kohn

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moraea insolens
« on: October 23, 2019, 08:14:04 AM »
One of the many species we would like to try in the new South African Bed at Sheffield Botanic Gardens. It is not on The Silverhills list.
Does anyone grow this plant or know of a seed source please.

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Re: moraea insolens
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2019, 12:52:22 PM »
I'd love to grow it too. I fear Silverhill and the likes would be breaking laws to procure wild seed though?

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Re: moraea insolens
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2019, 02:45:49 PM »
I know it is critically endangered but I wonder if it is in cultivation anywhere ?  Maybe Kirstenbosch ?

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Re: moraea insolens
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2020, 07:31:43 AM »
Hello,

I found this species on the list of bulbophile.com

I have no experience with this shop, there are different opinions about it.

But maybe you can try it there?

Greetings
Kathy

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Re: moraea insolens
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2020, 01:12:51 PM »
Hello Kathy!
The  reports on  Pacific Bulb Society, our sister  society's  list  of  that business are  not  good so I'd advise  great caution.

Hello,

I found this species on the list of bulbophile.com

I have no experience with this shop, there are different opinions about it.

But maybe you can try it there?

Greetings
Kathy
« Last Edit: October 04, 2020, 01:29:41 PM by Maggi Young »
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: moraea insolens
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2021, 02:54:18 AM »
I just noticed this thread. Not sure if anyone is still listening, but just in case...

Silverhill offered this species once or twice in the past couple of decades. I have been growing it since 2013, and I know of one other person who has it as well. It hasn't bloomed yet for either of us. In my garden, the corms produce one long threadlike leaf, each year a little bit thicker and longer. Hopefully some day they'll reach blooming size.

I'm able to bloom most of the other winter-growing Moraeas, so I am not sure what the problem is for this one. Maybe I need to burn something over it in the summer, or maybe my climate is a bit too dry for it. It native habitat is a bit moister in summer than mine.

I presume other people have had similar problems getting it to bloom, or it would be in circulation by now.

If anyone has suggestions on how to make it happy, I'm all ears.

Mike

PS: If I ever get seeds from it, I'll share them.


 


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