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Hans J

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little diamonds from Brasil : Griffinia
« on: August 05, 2008, 11:01:44 AM »
Hi all ,

I'm proudly present today :

Griffinia aracenis

Enjoy
Hans
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Re: little diamonds from Brasil : Griffinia
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2008, 11:08:06 AM »
Hi Hans

That is gorgeous. 

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Re: little diamonds from Brasil : Griffinia
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2008, 11:19:49 AM »
Beautiful Hans, another species I have never heard of before. I can't see it liking my climate though.
David Nicholson
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Re: little diamonds from Brasil : Griffinia
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2008, 11:33:04 AM »
Hans

How many more treasures have we yet to see. 

This one is very beautiful - did you grow it from seed? and how long to flower/
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Re: little diamonds from Brasil : Griffinia
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2008, 11:58:48 AM »
Hans,

Congratulations!!  That's a genus I've lusted after for quite a while now myself.  Tried it from seed unsuccessfully a few years ago.  Every picture I've ever seen of them (including yours) is brilliant.  One of those "small, but perfectly formed" type of plants, being fairly diminutive as far as I know but very nice when in flower.  The foliage looks nice and lush too by the looks of your pics.  Well done on flowering this little beauty, and thanks so much for sharing the photos!!  8) 8) 8)
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Paul T.
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Re: little diamonds from Brasil : Griffinia
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2008, 12:14:31 PM »
Hi all ,

Thank you  ;D

Arthur : This plant I have from a friend from USA ( since two years ) -I have also sowing some seeds of this species ( from PBS ) before 3 year ( 3 comes up ) -but they grow slow ....Eithea is much faster -I grow it under same conditions !!!

Paul :
I grow also some other species from this genus - but today was it for me for the first time possibly to take pics - and I know here are more people are interestet so I share it with all of you .....

I hope to send in some time more pics .....
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Re: little diamonds from Brasil : Griffinia
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2008, 12:54:31 PM »
What a little gem, indeed!  I have never seen this lovely thing... thanks, Hans!

...they have nice emeralds and all sorts of other gems in Brasil, too! I like all those as well !! ;)
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Re: little diamonds from Brasil : Griffinia
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2008, 01:09:23 PM »
Thanks Maggi  ;)

You have to show it the BD ....maybe he will give away all his Crocus  :o
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Re: little diamonds from Brasil : Griffinia
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2008, 01:40:28 PM »
Hans,

I wouldn't count on it.  He'd just collect the Griffinas AS WELL as the Crocus, not instead of!  ;D
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Re: little diamonds from Brasil : Griffinia
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2008, 10:02:27 PM »
Paul I think Hans was suggesting Ian might exchange crocus for emeralds, but I doubt it.
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Re: little diamonds from Brasil : Griffinia
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2008, 10:18:00 PM »
I was hoping for the emerald option, too, Lesley!!   BD says no chance on emeralds and getting rid of crocus  :-X
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Re: little diamonds from Brasil : Griffinia
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2008, 12:33:34 AM »
Lesley,

I don't think that Hans was refering to the emeralds, much as Maggi would like that.  ;D  I definitely think he was saying Maggi should show the BD the Griffinia.  I mean, there are priorities in life!!  Mere Emeralds are just fleeting!!  ;D ;D ;D ;)
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Re: little diamonds from Brasil : Griffinia
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2008, 10:04:24 PM »
Hi Hans,

thats really special! I never saw it before, its great.
Best wishes,
Renate

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Re: little diamonds from Brasil : Griffinia
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2008, 08:13:11 AM »
Hi all ,

thank you for the nice comments !
...is here no other which collect this plants too ???
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Re: little diamonds from Brasil : Griffinia
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2008, 08:26:49 AM »
That is a new plant to me too. Although I think it will be nothing for my garden, it's still very interesting to see. Thanks for posting.
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