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Alessandro.marinello

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Bessera elegans
« on: July 19, 2009, 05:32:07 PM »
wonderful its color scarlet
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Paul T

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Re: Bessera elegans
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 10:07:59 PM »
Alessandro,

One of my favourite flowers for colour and markings.... when they're fully open the arrangement looks so much like a little satellite dish.  Have you looked at the markings within the flower, and the fact that the anthers started out a lovely blue-purple to add to it all?
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Min winter temp -8 or -9C. Max summer temp 40C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

Alessandro.marinello

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Re: Bessera elegans
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2009, 10:43:41 PM »
Paul
this year I have thought to leave the plant within the greenhouse, the long falling back leaves are a problem in the middle of the others pot, the slid year I have stepped on many times
Padova N-E Italy climate zone 8

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Re: Bessera elegans
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 01:22:56 PM »
This plant grows and multiplies well in my climate - I just love it! Does anyone grow the purple form?

I also have seedlings of Petronymphe decora (a close relative with white flowers) coming along nicely as well, hopefully it won't be too long before the first flowers appear.
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Alessandro.marinello

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Re: Bessera elegans
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 05:06:36 PM »
Rogan
they advance if you of seeds of P. decora ....., the form to flowers purple could buy, is mainly diffuse between the collectors Americans, but it cost too much
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Paul T

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Re: Bessera elegans
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2009, 10:24:37 PM »
Rogan,

I've coveted the purple form for years too, and there is apparently a red form (rather than the orangey red they usually are).  I think I recall some sort of pale coloured one as well from reports on a gardening list at some point.  I just love the idea of a purple one. :o
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Paul T.
Canberra, Australia.
Min winter temp -8 or -9C. Max summer temp 40C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

Hans J

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Re: Bessera elegans
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2009, 03:44:40 PM »
Now here is flowering my Bessera elegans ( a gift from a nice friend  ;) )

enjoy  8)
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Re: Bessera elegans
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2009, 04:51:56 PM »
Astonishing blooming. It looks like that when you are not at  home, your bulbs flowers better!  ;) ;D 8)
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Re: Bessera elegans
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2009, 07:18:14 PM »
Alberto :

my plants have no problems with flowering if I'm home or not ......
we are not like the Italiens which eating flowers  :o :o :o

 :o can I remeber you : Fiori di Zucchini ripieni >:(

.....I have also seen in Italy flowers of Tropaeolum in salat .... :P
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Re: Bessera elegans
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2011, 09:46:29 PM »
Bessera elegans purple form
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Re: Bessera elegans
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2011, 09:49:20 PM »
What a gorgeous flower  8)

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Re: Bessera elegans
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2011, 09:58:02 PM »
thanks Angie
seem little  parasol suspended
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Re: Bessera elegans
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2011, 05:06:27 PM »
this is mine, it flowered a week or two ago
i love the blue hue in the petals :D
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Re: Bessera elegans
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2011, 06:36:23 PM »
What cute little things  ::)    ;D
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Re: Bessera elegans
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2011, 07:25:35 PM »
Alessandro and Orpheos I love the purple form of Bessera, you see we grow a very good stok of the red form and there for we like to grow the purple one as wel, do you know where I can buy some or exchange with something,

Wim

 


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