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Paul Cumbleton

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #15 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.

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« Reply #16 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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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2021, 04:57:10 PM »
Moraea elegans flower appear to get larger each year.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #18 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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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #19 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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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2021, 07:16:47 PM »
I had a feeling someone would ask.


3 inches flower tip to tip.
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 Well, that's bigger than I thought.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2021, 05:52:17 PM »
Lachenalia carnosa.
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #22 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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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #23 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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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #24 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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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2021, 04:21:42 PM »
Very nice Rimmer.

Here's Lachenalia namaquensis
« Last Edit: February 19, 2021, 04:23:54 PM by ArnoldT »
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2021, 04:28:13 PM »
 Lachenalia namaquensis
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2021, 06:19:49 PM »
A green Lachenalia, unlabelled

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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #28 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
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Re: South African Bulbs/Geophytes 2021
« Reply #29 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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