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fermi de Sousa

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Re: Moraea 2022
« Reply #45 on: April 14, 2022, 03:14:26 PM »
Hi Paul (Flowers),
thanks for the moraea pics.
Just be careful with M. setifolia if it sets seed for you - it has a habit of turning up in other pots!
Moraea polystachya is just starting here but we'll have to wait a few months for the spring flowering types,
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Re: Moraea 2022
« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2022, 06:21:46 AM »
Maggi - thanks for article link - fascinating! All my lurida are variations on a yellow/black/cream theme and all equally stinky

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Re: Moraea 2022
« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2022, 03:18:22 AM »
There are certainly a lot of Moraeas. 

I haven't had flowers yet, just incredibly long leaves on pendula, setifolia, spathulata and tripetala.
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Re: Moraea 2022
« Reply #48 on: April 18, 2022, 05:58:40 PM »

These should all be flowering by now, especially the setosa.
You could be giving them too much nitrogen. Try withholding nitrogen fertilizers and you might try light application of 0-10-10.
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