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Re: Muscari ... and some relatives 2009
« Reply #405 on: November 26, 2009, 07:37:32 AM »
It looks like a pretty nice species to me.
And it's on ICON! :D
Now we just need to find a source of seed! ;D
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It is grown here in NZ .I have seed ,(sown 09/09), awaiting germination--remind autumn next year and i'll see if i can source some as i owe you a favour or two.

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Re: Muscari ... and some relatives 2009
« Reply #406 on: November 27, 2009, 08:22:54 PM »
We saw a whole field of Muscari parviflorum in Goynuk on my recent trip.
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            I have recently aqquired this species from Buried Treasure who state on the list as difficult to flower, any clues here at all?. Pat

It need hot summer. This autumn I had only very few flower spikes from 4 large pots, but in autumn 2007 after much warmer summer it flowered more abbundantly.
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Re: Muscari ... and some relatives 2009
« Reply #407 on: November 28, 2009, 03:13:34 AM »
Janis,

Which means it should do brilliantly in so many parts of Australia.  ;D
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Re: Muscari ... and some relatives 2009
« Reply #408 on: November 28, 2009, 04:24:27 AM »
It looks like a pretty nice species to me.
And it's on ICON! :D
Now we just need to find a source of seed! ;D
cheers
fe rmi

Fermi

It is grown here in NZ .I have seed ,(sown 09/09), awaiting germination--remind autumn next year and i'll see if i can source some as i owe you a favour or two.

Cheers Dave.
Thanks, Dave - I'll try to remember to remind you ;D
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Re: Muscari ... and some relatives 2009
« Reply #409 on: November 28, 2009, 09:09:27 AM »
Janis,

Which means it should do brilliantly in so many parts of Australia.  ;D
It makes  bulbils here- so maybe they won't let you have it!
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Re: Muscari ... and some relatives 2009
« Reply #410 on: November 28, 2009, 11:05:18 AM »
Simon,

Don't they all?  ;D  Fermi mentioned it is on our ICON database, so it is approved to come in. 8)
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Re: Muscari ... and some relatives 2009
« Reply #411 on: November 28, 2009, 11:22:53 AM »
Simon,

Don't they all?  ;D  Fermi mentioned it is on our ICON database, so it is approved to come in. 8)
I believe there are some even more desirable ones, which sadly don't  :(
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Re: Muscari ... and some relatives 2009
« Reply #412 on: November 29, 2009, 12:08:11 AM »
Actually Simon, you're right.  Some don't seem to be quite so prolific.  I find that sometimes it takes a few years before some of them start to produce lots of offsets.
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Re: Muscari ... and some relatives 2009
« Reply #413 on: November 29, 2009, 09:36:10 AM »
I suppose their reluctance to take over the garden is part of what makes some of them special  ;)
I am sure people would complain if they had Muscari macbeathainum and M.auchadra growing up through their paths  :o
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Re: Muscari ... and some relatives 2009
« Reply #414 on: November 29, 2009, 11:30:40 AM »
I wouldn't know, I don't grow either of them, although I have definitely enjoyed the pics of the macbeathainum that I have seen here.  I only have a small collection of them, in the greater scheme of things, but I used to hate them all with a passion because of the weed one.  My wife liked them so I put up with them, then started buying here a couple of different ones here and there, and now I "say" I buy them for her, even though I tend to more of less buy them for my own collection now!  ;D  But nobody needs to mention that to my wife, now do they?  ;D ;) ;)
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Re: Muscari ... and some relatives 2009
« Reply #415 on: November 29, 2009, 02:53:36 PM »
True! I used to be wary of them, mainly because of things I had read in books. I can understand why one might not want to grow the more invasive ones anywhere in Australia where they might hop over the fence. However, having seen them turning fields and open woods here blue in spring, I now realise that even the weedy ones have their place. We have no native bluebells here, but the native Muscari more than make up for that.  ;)
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Re: Muscari ... and some relatives 2009
« Reply #416 on: January 12, 2010, 02:47:28 PM »
I have made a new thread for this subject for 2010
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