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Alessandro.marinello

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Bulbs from South America 2011
« on: April 12, 2011, 09:00:49 PM »
my first Alstroemeria in flower this year

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Re: Bulbs from South America 2011
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 09:08:32 PM »
It's lovely Allessandro, I think mine are all dead this year after such a cold winter  :'(
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Re: Bulbs from South America 2011
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 09:27:25 PM »
Thanks Peter
sorry for your plants, I have held to +7, but it resists also to +2
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Re: Bulbs from South America 2011
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 09:46:50 PM »
my new green house will be +2, I had some alstromarias for 8 years. 2 survived last winter at -15 but not this one at -18!  :'(
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Re: Bulbs from South America 2011
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2011, 10:32:28 PM »
Leucocoryne purpurea
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Leonia, New Jersey

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Re: Bulbs from South America 2011
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2011, 03:13:02 PM »
I seems the leucocoryne is pleasantly scent in the morning as well.

 
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Re: Bulbs from South America 2011
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2011, 08:45:18 PM »
Comes from a mild region in norther Chile with a hot dry summer.

Chilean bulbs and corms are comparatively very difficult to grow.
Alberto Castillo, in south America, near buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Re: Bulbs from South America 2011
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2011, 07:26:32 PM »
I'm not sure this is the right place to post some oxalis.
Oxalis laciniata x enneaphylla "Ione Hecker"
Oxalis laciniata "Gwen McBride"
Oxalis adenophylla x enneaphylla "Anne Christie"
Oxalis adenophylla
Oxalis adenophylla "Purple Heart"
Oxalis laciniata "Ridgeway Jewel" (a seedling form O. "Seven Bells")
« Last Edit: April 18, 2011, 09:39:53 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Bulbs from South America 2011
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2011, 07:33:18 PM »
Most probably as they are native of southern South America
Alberto Castillo, in south America, near buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Re: Bulbs from South America 2011
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2011, 09:59:06 PM »
Friends, my apologies for getting the South African and South American threads mixed up . :-[ :-[
 I have tried to sort them out... if you can find any more stray posts in either South African Bulbs 2011 or Bulbs from South America 2011, please send me a note and I'll fix it.  :-X

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Re: Bulbs from South America 2011
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2011, 06:16:31 PM »
Tristagma nivalef nivale F&W 10284
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Re: Bulbs from South America 2011
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2011, 06:30:29 PM »
Exceptionally well grown, Peter. Tristagmas are difficult to tame.
Alberto Castillo, in south America, near buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Re: Bulbs from South America 2011
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2011, 06:46:23 PM »
Thankyou Alberto, it was indeed difficult to please in a pot but grows well in the ground. It's root system goes very deep.
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Re: Bulbs from South America 2011
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2011, 07:45:51 PM »
That's right, Peter. Patagonian bulbs and tubers grow in screes in slopes. Tropaeolums, Tristagmas, Rhodophialas, and Alstroemerias (although not bulbs) all grow under those conditions where the roots are cool.
Alberto Castillo, in south America, near buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Re: Bulbs from South America 2011
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2011, 08:08:23 PM »
It has Tropaeoleum polyphyllum for company Alberto and a lot of gravel.
I believe many people associate screes with hot condidions but I think of stones and gravel top dressing as a way to insulate the roots in order to keep them cool and /or  stop them drying out.
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