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Author Topic: Urginea maritima  (Read 2760 times)

Alessandro.marinello

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Urginea maritima
« on: July 19, 2009, 05:27:54 PM »
of great dimensions the bulb
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Re: Urginea maritima
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 09:04:43 PM »
Ciao Alessandro
Can I ask you the origin of this form, is it from South Italy?
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Re: Urginea maritima
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2009, 09:58:07 PM »
Oron
creed comes from the south Italy, but they are not sure, I have had from a friend
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Re: Urginea maritima
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2009, 10:12:47 PM »
I love this one when it flowers for me each year.  The flowers appear so quickly, literally out of nothing.  ;D  I have two forms here, with slightly different leaves and flowering time.  One I have now for it's first winter in my climate, the other I have been growing for 6 or 8 years.  Absolute neglect seems to be the ideal situation here for this plant.  8)
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Min winter temp -8 or -9C. Max summer temp 40C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

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Re: Urginea maritima
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2009, 10:28:56 PM »
well Paul, we wait for the photos, I possess also U.epigea, the bulb is always of great dimensions, but I have not had in flower, I hope in the next year
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Re: Urginea maritima
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2009, 10:35:15 PM »
Alessandro,

I think this flowers for me about February/March here.  I know I posted some pics back around that time in the southern hemisphere topic.  They have full leaves here now.  One of mine has slightly more upright leaves than the other, and one has slightly bluer leaves than the other.  Flower difference is minimal, but one starts as the other finishes.  Nice extension of the season.  8)
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Re: Urginea maritima
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009, 01:33:20 PM »
Our two Urginea species are starting to flower now.
Unlike U. maritima, U. undulata is a small size plant, up to 40cm, usually one notice last season's dry leaves before noticing the new flowers.
It is a semidesert/desert species having stunning curly leaves in winter.
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Re: Urginea maritima
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2009, 01:51:51 PM »
It is easy to comper now Alessandro's U. maritima form which is the one that grows in S. Italy and the western Islands of Greece having less flowers per stem and more colorfull, stems generally shorter than the the East Mediterranean populations.
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Re: Urginea maritima
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2009, 02:01:57 PM »
None of my bulbs look like flowering this year. :(
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Re: Urginea maritima
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2009, 06:33:23 PM »
Oron
U. undulata to grow also in our Sardinia island, I possess a small bulb of approximately 2 cm of diameter, when I can see its flowers? :-\
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Re: Urginea maritima
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2009, 07:05:02 PM »
Alessandro,

It is amazing that U. undulata grows in Sardinia being described as a semidesert plant but than it grows also in SE Spain and i think even in the Balearic Islands.
It is quite a slow grower, I think 5-6 years to flower.
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Re: Urginea maritima
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2009, 08:31:52 PM »
Alessandro,

It is amazing that U. undulata grows in Sardinia being described as a semidesert plant but than it grows also in SE Spain and i think even in the Balearic Islands.
It is quite a slow grower, I think 5-6 years to flower.
Oron
Present Is also in Corsica
http://www.bocchedibonifacio.org/arci_flora_schema_s.html
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