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Title: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
Post by: ArnoldT on January 10, 2021, 08:27:35 PM
Ferraria ferrariola
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Post by: Rimmer de Vries on January 11, 2021, 04:45:56 PM
Massonia pustulata Napier started in jan 2016
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Post by: Véronique Macrelle on January 12, 2021, 06:00:03 AM
Should Ferraria crispa be flowering at this time? i wonder if my bulbs are big enough to flower .. they stink less than 1 cm ..

and my Massonia: I wait for them to germinate. :D

there are so many happy surprises with African bulbs..
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Post by: ArnoldT on January 12, 2021, 01:39:41 PM
Ferraria crispa should flower a full month to two after Ferraria ferrariola.
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Post by: ArnoldT on January 12, 2021, 05:52:36 PM
Lachenalia reflexa
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Post by: ArnoldT on January 12, 2021, 05:53:22 PM
Gladiolus venustus

Rose scented
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Post by: ArnoldT on January 12, 2021, 05:54:02 PM
Lachenalia quadricolor
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Post by: Rimmer de Vries on January 15, 2021, 10:12:47 PM
Lapeirousia oreogena blooming now.
Pic 1 from 2016 AGS seed.
Pic 2 from 2018 SABG seed from Paul Cumbleton. More violet red colour.
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Post by: Véronique Macrelle on January 16, 2021, 06:13:35 AM
 :oa magnificent plant!
 is it easy to raise from seed?
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Post by: Rimmer de Vries on January 16, 2021, 01:26:39 PM
:oa magnificent plant!
 is it easy to raise from seed?

Sometimes it is easy , sometimes it is not. Probably depends on the seed viability. Needs very very well drained conditions. Mine are in 80-90% pumice
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Post by: ArnoldT on January 20, 2021, 04:53:14 PM
Gladiolus venustus scent of roses.
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Post by: ArnoldT on January 20, 2021, 04:57:18 PM
Lachenalia duo.

On the left is L. quadricolor

On the right could be L. luteola, or L. callista

Confirmation would be appreciated
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Post by: ArnoldT on January 20, 2021, 04:58:23 PM
Lachenalia bifolia
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Post by: SteveC2 on January 22, 2021, 01:06:39 PM
I was given this as Massonia pustulata but the flowers don’t look right.  Massonia longipes looks more likely.  Your thoughts.
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Post by: ArnoldT on January 22, 2021, 08:18:25 PM
seed capsules of Daubenya zeyheri
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Post by: Paul Cumbleton on January 29, 2021, 09:48:05 AM
My Daubenya aurea bulbs are now in full flower and below are pictures of the three colour forms - red, orange and yellow. These bulbs are ones planted out in the plunge with a free root run, and it is noticeable how much larger they get than ones restricted in pots. Also in flower now is Massonia citrina. This can get quite large even in a pot, though the one pictured is plunged in sand so probably has its roots out into the sand anyway.

Steve, you are right that your plant is not Massonia pustulata. It could be longipes but may possibly be a hybrid.

Paul
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Post by: ashley on January 29, 2021, 01:39:23 PM
Beautiful plants Paul, and so well grown 8)
I struggle with daubenyas but continue to live in hope.
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Post by: ArnoldT on February 04, 2021, 04:57:10 PM
Moraea elegans flower appear to get larger each year.
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Post by: Maggi Young on February 04, 2021, 05:02:27 PM
Moraea elegans flower appear to get larger each year.
What are the  dimensions of this one, Arnold?
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Post by: ArnoldT on February 04, 2021, 05:38:55 PM
I had a feeling someone would ask.


3 inches flower tip to tip.
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Post by: Maggi Young on February 04, 2021, 07:16:47 PM
I had a feeling someone would ask.


3 inches flower tip to tip.
::) ;D ;D
 Well, that's bigger than I thought.
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Post by: ArnoldT on February 11, 2021, 05:52:17 PM
Lachenalia carnosa.
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Post by: ArnoldT on February 11, 2021, 05:53:36 PM
Looks  like there will be a succession of blooms on the Moraea elegans.
 
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Post by: Maggi Young on February 11, 2021, 08:05:04 PM
Looks  like there will be a succession of blooms on the Moraea elegans.
 
I love that combo of acid yellow and green!
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Post by: Rimmer de Vries on February 16, 2021, 06:01:30 PM
This came from Silver Hill Seeds as Babiana blanda ex Hort. Brackenfell. Seed was Started 2018-12-17   But it does not look like the PBS wiki pics of a pink flower. Sword leaves are smooth, not fuzzy like my other babianas.

Perhaps it is a sparaxis? Sparaxis maculosa?

https://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Sparaxis
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Post by: ArnoldT on February 19, 2021, 04:21:42 PM
Very nice Rimmer.

Here's Lachenalia namaquensis
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Post by: ArnoldT on February 19, 2021, 04:28:13 PM
 Lachenalia namaquensis
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Post by: aldo on February 20, 2021, 06:19:49 PM
A green Lachenalia, unlabelled
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Post by: fermi de Sousa on February 23, 2021, 11:30:13 AM
Crossyne flava emerges one day and two days later is in full bloom!
There are 4 in bloom this year which indicates chances of a good seed set
cheers
fermi
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Post by: Rimmer de Vries on February 24, 2021, 07:08:47 PM
Sparaxis elegans-orange from PBS SX 11 seed from Angelo P.
Seed Started Nov 2019
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Post by: François Lambert on February 25, 2021, 08:57:14 PM
Cyrtanthus Falcatus flowering for the first time for me.  I have had this bulb for at least half a dozen years, purchased as a small offset.
Baked to perfection in the greenhouse last summer, and with our rather mild winter until end of January I noticed the developing flower stalk about a month ago.  Since then i have kept the plant on the windowsill, not the perfect location, but I don't have anything better for this kind unexpected events.
Does anybody know if these are self-fertile ?
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Post by: ArnoldT on February 25, 2021, 10:51:35 PM
Francoise:

I had Cyrtanthus obliquus flower last year and it set seed well.  I pollinated by hand.

Seeds have germinated by some I have shared with.  Flowering period seems correct.
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Post by: Rimmer de Vries on February 27, 2021, 02:09:07 PM
4 seedlings from Arnold’s Cyrtanthus obliquus seeds -now
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Post by: ArnoldT on March 01, 2021, 06:51:57 PM
Here's what I believe is Ferraria filiosa.

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Post by: Gabriela on March 02, 2021, 12:00:09 AM
Here's what I believe is Ferraria filiosa.


Bizarre in a beautiful way Arnold; it looks more like a creature, a sort of octopus with brown arms :)
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Post by: ArnoldT on March 02, 2021, 02:52:12 AM
Gabriela

I agree completely.

The pollen pouches sit just below part of the inner part of the flower so an insect gets a pat on the back when looking for nectar.


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Post by: Rimmer de Vries on March 05, 2021, 04:12:40 PM
Cyanella lutea -Robertson  Silverhill seed started Feb 2017
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Post by: Rimmer de Vries on March 05, 2021, 04:14:33 PM
Cyanella orchidiformis from PBS BX 368
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Post by: Rimmer de Vries on March 05, 2021, 04:17:52 PM
Pauridia (Spiloxene) gracilipes ssp. gracilipes photographed 28 Feb.
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Post by: Diane Whitehead on March 09, 2021, 12:44:30 AM
Silverhill's new website is now operational.  Each plant will have several photos.  There are already quite a few done, but they are continuing to add more.

https://silverhillseeds.co.za/2021/02/10/newsletter-4-february-2021/?v=79cba1185463
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Post by: aldo on March 19, 2021, 12:22:07 PM
Babiana tubulosa
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Post by: Rimmer de Vries on March 25, 2021, 07:02:09 PM
Geissorhiza tulbaghensis   Seeds from Silverhill
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Post by: FrazerHenderson on April 04, 2021, 11:17:41 AM
Interesting article on Lachenalia at page 9 of the following link - https://www.cactusandsucculentreview.org.uk/assets/downloads/2020/csr-march-2020.pdf (https://www.cactusandsucculentreview.org.uk/assets/downloads/2020/csr-march-2020.pdf)
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Post by: ArnoldT on April 05, 2021, 06:47:52 PM
Getting near the end of Lachenalia season.  Lachenalia zeyheri and Lachenalia liliiflora.
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Post by: Gail on April 13, 2021, 07:29:08 PM
Hesperantha vaginata
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