Brunsvigea

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Trevor Australis

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Brunsvigea
« on: March 24, 2013, 07:37:45 AM »
 ??? Does anyone have success with Brunsvigea josephineae? I've had bulbs for over 40 yrs and it has flowered only twice that I can recall. The clump has never been disturbed. I have never fed them either. Any hints or tips please?
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John

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Brunsvigea
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2013, 08:29:45 AM »
Try feeding them! Seriously when I can't achieve the right growth from a plant I try some other method so perhaps a high potash feed would do the trick?
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Trevor Australis

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 03:55:48 AM »
 :D Tahnks John. I will start just as soon as I can see signs of new leaves emerging. tn
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Fermi

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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 07:59:17 AM »
Here's Brunsvigia gregaria which started flowering last week - sort of a nerine on steroids! I described it to a friend as the closest thing to a bright pink Agapanthus! ;D
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Alisdair

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Re: Brunsvigea gregaria
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2013, 08:46:16 AM »
Terrific plant, Fermi: thanks!
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Trevor Australis

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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2013, 11:03:14 PM »
Great photo Fermi. Another one to pester Silverhill about.
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Fermi

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 08:25:36 AM »
Check with me later if mine produces seed, Trevor.
I think I originally got mine from Silver Hills.
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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Trevor Australis

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2013, 09:02:29 AM »
I hope to remember Fermi. Recalcitrant seeds such as these are easy to raise but SO hard to get.
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 10:08:02 AM »
Brunsvigia marginata grown from seed from Silverhill Seeds;
2 sets of pics taken a day apart
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« Last Edit: March 01, 2018, 10:09:38 AM by Fermi »
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Alisdair

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Re: Brunsvigea
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 05:35:33 PM »
Wow!
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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2018, 08:14:39 AM »
Yes, Wow - such a beautiful intense colour so well captured in the photographs.
Very welcome as we languish in snowy, arctic conditions.
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2018, 11:42:26 AM »
Both Lesotho and Swaziland issued stamps featuring Brunsvigea.
I am sorely tempted to acquire the stamps but so far have resisted temptation.

I must add my Wow to Fermi's photos
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care