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Author Topic: Cyrtanthus 2022  (Read 409 times)

PaulFlowers

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Cyrtanthus 2022
« on: March 14, 2022, 05:40:03 AM »
Lucky enough to have two species of cyrtanthus flowering. C. Flavus (yellow) and the unspellable C. brachyscyphus (Orange).

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Re: Cyrtanthus 2022
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2022, 05:34:27 AM »
Hi Paul,

I was recently given 2 seedlings of Cyrtanthus montanus. The bulbs are about 1.5 inches thick through the widest point. Do you have any notion of how close that is to flowering size?
Marc Rosenblum

Falls City, OR USA

I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F  -9.4C.  Rainfall 50"+  but none  June-+September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight.  soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus.  Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix.

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Re: Cyrtanthus 2022
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2022, 05:45:17 AM »
MarcR - they are fully mature! Should flower late summer

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Re: Cyrtanthus 2022
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2022, 09:48:13 AM »
Beautiful your firework flowers.
I only have Cyrtanthus parviflorus which sends up nearly the whole year its firework rockets.
Seeds readily in all other pots if I want it and flowers under nearly all conditions.
greetings from Bayreuth/Germany zone 6b (340 m)
Axel
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PaulFlowers

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Re: Cyrtanthus 2022
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2022, 05:58:57 PM »
Very nice!

Do you know if parviflora is the same as Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus?

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Re: Cyrtanthus 2022
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2022, 07:05:23 AM »
This is a synonym of this species or vice versa.
I had the seeds from Botanical Garden Bayreuth.
greetings from Bayreuth/Germany zone 6b (340 m)
Axel
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Re: Cyrtanthus 2022
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2022, 09:07:10 AM »
Seeds readily in all other pots if I want it and flowers under nearly all conditions.
Funny, mine flower also easily but don't make seeds even if I have three plants grown from seeds. I tried to crosspollinate but it gives nothing yet...
Yvain Dubois - Isère, France (Zone 7b)  _ south east Lyon

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Re: Cyrtanthus 2022
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2022, 08:36:37 AM »
The same thing happened with me the first years.
Several times crosspollinating with the same flowers worked in the end sometimes. Maybe its the timing.
Since 2020 I just shake the flowering stems several times  and have always fruiting 10 to 30%.

I would send you seeds, but sending goods costs here 4.89 € Minimum rate only documents are less than half the price. These seeds are too delicate and fat to be send in a simple letter.
They make "Muesli" out of it, apart from being illegal.
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greetings from Bayreuth/Germany zone 6b (340 m)
Axel
sorry I am no native speaker, just picked it up.

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Re: Cyrtanthus 2022
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2022, 05:29:19 AM »
Cyrtanthus eucallus - the flower is a lovely orange colour. There should have been a few more

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Re: Cyrtanthus 2022
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2022, 08:06:09 AM »
Just shaking the flowers from time to time produces seedstands with me.
greetings from Bayreuth/Germany zone 6b (340 m)
Axel
sorry I am no native speaker, just picked it up.

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Re: Cyrtanthus 2022
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2022, 08:08:23 AM »
The seeds cling some time to the opening pod. Here are 3 already gone.
greetings from Bayreuth/Germany zone 6b (340 m)
Axel
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Re: Cyrtanthus 2022
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2022, 05:36:48 AM »
Cyrtanthus cream - last flowered in February. The bulbs are small but the flowers massive

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Re: Cyrtanthus 2022
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2022, 05:39:22 AM »
Cyrtanthus McKennii - fantastic scent and colour

 


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