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Re: Nerine 2020
« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2020, 01:01:43 AM »
I started growing Nerines from seed in the early 1990s and I have never had such a great flowering season as this year's.  Some named cultivars but the most are hp crosses the late Sir Peter Smithers sent me around that time.

This one is rather catchy, Nerine PS-19-05 ('Cpt. Dunn-Cook' x 'Revlon')-23423d  x  ('Pompadour' x 'Revlon')-23422b

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Re: Nerine 2020
« Reply #31 on: October 05, 2020, 01:45:14 AM »
Hi John

The  brilliant reds are so hard to capture in a photo.

The image I see is almost to bright to see well.
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Re: Nerine 2020
« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2020, 02:15:19 AM »
That is a purer red than any of mine.
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Re: Nerine 2020
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2020, 01:43:31 AM »
The dark ones are just starting now, usually later than many of the others - Nerine PS-02-08 'Quest'  x  ('Zambia' x 'Ken Scott')-24113b. 

Next Nerine PS-17-03 'Rosita Missoni'  x  'Ken Scott' with an unusual colour combination - brilliant pink with lavender centres.

A new white/pink from the very first batch of seed Sir Peter sent me & now  labelled Nerine 1st Seedling - smallest runts SPS-X20; slow to flower due to extreme crowing in the pot; 8 flower in the truss  which is not bad for a first flowerting. Hopefully more oer truss down the road.

And sibling X-21 with incredible glistening petals.

Lastly outdoors where N. bowdenii 'Bianca Perla' took a bit of a tattering with the rains.

john - a chilly 54F today with badly needed torrential rains.

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Re: Nerine 2020
« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2020, 12:48:08 PM »
Such lovely flowers John. I do particularly like the dark ones but the white/pink is very pretty.

This is Copperhead (from Exbury).
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Re: Nerine 2020
« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2020, 01:09:45 PM »
I always frowned on any Nerines with mauve in them.  Many years ago I was called out by a friend who had studied with Constance Spry, I had asked her how she'd possibly use those hideous magenta rhodos in an arrangement for a National Rhodo meeting here. She said "we'll see".  Combined with Bells of Ireland & other green flowers she stole the show with glorious arrangements.

Now I see the beauty and have even taken a shine to the grey-mauves which are stunning arranged with bold green flowers.

Gail - your 'Copperhead' is stunning!

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Re: Nerine 2020
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2020, 08:25:30 PM »
Now I see the beauty and have even taken a shine to the grey-mauves which are stunning arranged with bold green flowers.
john

A few grey-mauves and a new rather early purple - Nerine PS-02-08 'Quest'  x  ('Zambia' x 'Ken Scott')-24113b.

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Re: Nerine 2020
« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2020, 08:15:36 PM »
My Quest, which I have had for several decades, is a grayed-mauve.

However, when I look up Quest on various nerine websites, it is white with a pink line down the centre of each petal.

Does Rothschild have it wrong?

 Are there two Quests?
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Re: Nerine 2020
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2020, 06:14:30 PM »
Diane, I bought 'Quest' from the National Collection holder Ken Hall on the Isle of Wight on Sunday. Definitely in the mauve/grape-purple end of the spectrum, my photo is recording a bit too pink;
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Re: Nerine 2020
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2020, 06:47:16 PM »
Oh, thanks, Gail.  I'm glad we haven't got the name wrong over here.

But what about Rothschild's Quest?  https://www.nerines.com/palestrina---roy-prior.html   

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Re: Nerine 2020
« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2020, 10:17:27 PM »
I'll email and ask.
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Re: Nerine 2020
« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2020, 10:40:31 PM »
I was at Exbury on Saturday for the Nerine and Amaryllid Society's event there; friendly people and a fantastic display of flowers.
Amarines;
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Re: Nerine 2020
« Reply #42 on: October 14, 2020, 06:26:35 PM »
More amarines;

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Re: Nerine 2020
« Reply #43 on: October 14, 2020, 06:28:30 PM »
Nerine display in the Five Arrows Gallery;





N. bowdenii hybrids


'Prince of Darkness'
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Re: Nerine 2020
« Reply #44 on: October 14, 2020, 07:35:09 PM »
Amschel


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Georgia


Hotspur


Sir Peter Smithers
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