Moraea

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Alisdair

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Re: Moraea tripetala
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2016, 08:46:34 AM »
Fascinating markings, like little insects
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Fermi

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Re: Moraea
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2016, 12:26:05 PM »
Fascinating markings, like little insects
Blue aphids?  :o
 ;D
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Re: Moraea
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2016, 01:38:11 PM »
Moraea macronyx is flowering again
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Re: Moraea
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2016, 04:33:33 PM »
Moraea aristata (or possibly a hybrid of it and something similar?)
Is just starting again,
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Re: Moraea
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2016, 01:49:46 PM »
Moraea macrocarpa from seed from Gordon Summerfield in South Africa, sown in 2010,
2 flowering sized corms and they were not synchronized! This is the second to flower so I hope it is self-fertile. And yes, Alisdair, it is scented - a spicy fragrance, a little like cinnamon!
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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Re: Moraea
« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2016, 07:40:31 AM »
I appreciate that, Fermi, thanks! At least you didn't have to get down on your hands and knees, as they're still in a pot....
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Re: Moraea
« Reply #36 on: October 17, 2016, 02:18:36 PM »
This moraea has started flowering but no sign of a label!
Any suggestions?
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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Re: Moraea
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2016, 12:20:14 PM »
Darren on the SRGC Forum has suggested that the above is Moraea cedarmontana and I'm pretty sure that's what it is
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Re: Moraea - M. polystachya
« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2017, 09:04:48 AM »
Moraea polystachya is now a reliable autumn to winter flowerer in our rock garden
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Re: Moraea
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2017, 01:23:27 PM »
A new one for us is Moraea (syn Homeria) marlothii.
It was grown from seed from SIGNA Seedex and sown 3-06-2012; first seedlings 11-08-2012,
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Re: Moraea
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2017, 05:23:53 PM »
So lovely seeing these fresh springtime pictures as we head into a gloomy autumn! (And that's a fascinating Moraea)
Alisdair Aird
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Fermi

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Re: Moraea
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2017, 03:40:32 PM »
This is the newest moraea in our collection:
Moraea herrei grown from Silverhill seeds in 2013; sown 16-08-14 and first germination 28-06-15.
It was previously known as Barnardiella spiralis as can be seen by the foliage which actually wraps around the flower stems.
The flowers open in the afternoon and fade by evening.
The first pick was taken last night and the subsequent ones are of two new flowers which opened today,
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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Re: Moraea
« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2017, 08:12:18 AM »
Fascinating plant Fermi - lovely 'photos - what patience you have and well rewarded in this case.
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Re: Moraea
« Reply #43 on: November 11, 2017, 10:36:46 AM »
Presumably those extraordinary leaves twirling around the stem have brought some evolutionary advantage. Fascinating!
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society