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March 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« on: March 12, 2023, 03:09:58 PM »
The season of mellow fruitfulness has arrived - thanks goodness, though we are not out of the Fire Season yet until the autumn rains settle in.
We did get 14mm last week which seems to help trigger some blooms.
Here are:
1 & 2) Acis autumnalis
3) Colchicum "atropurpureum" which came from Marcus Harvey and I think we decided it was a dark form of C. cilicium
4) A colchicum received as "Lilac Major" and probably a form of C. byzantinum
5) A colchicum from seed labelled C. sibthorpiae which I'm told it isn't!
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Re: March 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2023, 03:16:11 PM »
More autumn flowers:
1) a couple of unnamed small species of colchicums
2 ) Habranthus martinezii
3) Lycoris incarnata
4) Rhodophiala bifida (a cross between a dark red and an orange red form)
5) Zephyranthes 'Grandjax'
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Re: March 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2023, 10:28:35 AM »
Lovely autumn bulbs Fermi.
Always so nice to see them, and the Mediterraneans seem to love your climate 8)
Ashley Allshire, Cork, Ireland

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Re: March 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2023, 01:00:55 PM »
Yes, I was disappointed to have to leave the Zoom talk this morning (last evening over there) but I had to leave for work!
I'm endeavouring to grow as many Mediterranean bulbs as possible :)
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Re: March 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2023, 07:54:56 PM »
1) a different unnamed Colchicum Cv, possibly the one called 'The Giant'
2) White Belladonna lily
3) Cyclamen graecum
4) Lycoris radiata
5) Colchcum decaisnei from Hillview Rare Plants a few years ago
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Re: March 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2023, 02:45:49 AM »
Fermi,

Very nice!  Well photographed and well grown!
Marc Rosenblum

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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: March 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2023, 09:47:22 AM »
Autumn time .
« Last Edit: March 27, 2023, 11:50:39 PM by t00lie »
Dave Toole. Invercargill bottom of the South Island New Zealand. Zone 9 maritime climate 1100mm rainfall pa.

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Re: March 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2023, 09:57:58 AM »
Gentiana acaulis 'Maxima' reblooming.

« Last Edit: March 27, 2023, 11:52:30 PM by t00lie »
Dave Toole. Invercargill bottom of the South Island New Zealand. Zone 9 maritime climate 1100mm rainfall pa.

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Re: March 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2023, 12:34:18 PM »
Dave,

I find it interesting that you are further south than I am north but you have a warmer climate. We are both on or near a Pacific coast.
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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: March 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2023, 12:00:11 AM »


Hello Mark
 
Your area seems to be warmer in summer and colder in winter ... Our property is surrounded on all sides by native bush so is very sheltered allowing cultivation of a number of otherwise 'borderline' plants.
 
 
Dave Toole. Invercargill bottom of the South Island New Zealand. Zone 9 maritime climate 1100mm rainfall pa.

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Re: March 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2023, 01:14:09 AM »
A wee bit of plant paradise for sure.... Demonstrates how a specific micro climate can allow for growing a range of plants that would other wise prove difficult to achieve.

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Re: March 2023 in the Southern Hemisphere
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2023, 01:44:48 PM »
A wee bit of plant paradise for sure.... Demonstrates how a specific micro climate can allow for growing a range of plants that would other wise prove difficult to achieve.
Definitely a Trillium Heaven!
A few pics from the end of March:
1) Hyacinthoides ligulata
2) Sternbergia sicula
3) Sternbergia sicula
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