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Gail

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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2021, 03:11:48 PM »
At home Sternbergia clusiana is flowering;
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2021, 03:25:33 PM »
Wow! Stunning! Thanks for posting these pictures.
Are the plants in situ S. lutea or S. sicula?
My 30 or so original bulbs are from Bulgaria.
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2021, 03:41:47 PM »
Gail, stunning images of the  sternbergia - especially  with the  other  little bulbs keeping them company!
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Gail

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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2021, 04:47:00 PM »
Thanks for rotating the images Maggi, and yes I do like how Mother Nature creates the perfect gardens...
Nik, we were told that the first ones, with the grey-ish central stripe down the leaves (as in the third image) were sicula, the last lot lutea. But opinions vary!
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2021, 06:06:48 PM »
Here is a picture of the bulbs from the Netherlands, I hope I will be able to post photos of the flowers is a week or so.
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2021, 06:07:59 PM »
Great photos Gail; thanks for sharing. 
The variability is considerable (e.g. 2nd photo) & interesting to see.  If these were snowdrops we'd be looking for pink ones ;)
Are the crocus goulimyi?
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2021, 08:13:55 PM »
Yes C. goulimyi. I'll try and get round to posting some crocus photos tomorrow. And the snowdrops (found one creamy unmarked one and one with 4 outers but no pinks!).
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2021, 01:02:34 PM »
One more example of the Bulgarian Sternbergia lutea from the end of September
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2021, 01:05:35 PM »
.. and today, showing a developing seed capsule.
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2021, 01:09:19 PM »
Here is the most advanced of the Dutch bulbs today, planted a month ago.
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2021, 12:50:23 AM »
Question: Do they seem to be a good ‘clone’? (They all looked the same)
Hi Nik,
considering how they had to be treated (foliage and roots cut off) and they are now flowering, I would call it a "good" clone!
I hope they multiply and spread for you.
Hi Gail,
thanks for sharing your pics from the wild - absolutely wonderful!
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2021, 12:59:03 PM »
Hi Nik,
considering how they had to be treated (foliage and roots cut off) and they are now flowering, I would call it a "good" clone!

Hi Fermi and thank you! That answer made me very happy.
I have seen many of your Sternbergia posts from previous years and your plants are fantastic! I have planted mine in what seems like very similar to your setting, in crevices between large rock outcrops. I hope they do well. Do you have any advice how to care for them in such conditions? So far I have not done anything and was planning to do nothing, just leave them alone..
(I am in USDA hardiness zone 7, my mother’s plants are in zone 6)
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2021, 03:15:24 PM »
One bulb produced two flowers, but the second one was smaller (in the picture compared to normal size neighboring flower).
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2021, 03:49:08 PM »
And two more pictures of visitors, but slightly out of focus..
By observing them, I know they are not pollinators, they appeared to be trying to mate with the base of the flowers.
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Re: Sternbergia 2021
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2021, 03:53:33 PM »
Forgot to mention, the soil in our yard is very acidic, pH 4- pH 4.5.
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