Moraea

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Alisdair

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« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2018, 05:11:11 AM »
Well deserved name!
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Fermi

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« Reply #46 on: September 11, 2019, 01:56:32 PM »
We grew this Galaxia (Moraea)  versicolor from seed from Gordon Summerfield in 2010!
It's flowering for the first time but it's so small maybe I missed it before ;D
The pot has been colonised by a wayward romulea so that may also have slowed it down a bit I suppose,
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« Reply #47 on: September 12, 2019, 08:03:25 AM »
Beautiful- patience (or neglect) rewarded  😊
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« Reply #48 on: September 12, 2019, 08:09:59 AM »
What a pretty little thing!
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« Reply #49 on: September 13, 2019, 10:21:30 AM »
Beautiful- patience (or neglect) rewarded  😊
Benign neglect is the rule here!
The day after that one this one the tiny yellow  Galaxia (Moraea) fugacissima came into bloom!
At least I think that's what it is - it came up as a "volunteer"  ;D
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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« Reply #50 on: September 17, 2019, 10:59:01 AM »
The exterior of Galaxia (Moraea) fugacissima is quite fascinating!
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« Reply #51 on: September 17, 2019, 11:18:47 AM »
I wish I had volunteers like that. My volunteers are usually nettles and the like.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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« Reply #52 on: September 18, 2019, 06:32:17 AM »
Truly beautiful Fermi. I also noticed how beautiful the reverse side of my purple Ipomea are this year having an abundance of flowers. Am unable to post photos at the moment due to my Photogene⁴ app malfunctioning - must find another way to reduce them to an acceptable size........once the weather forces me into the house!
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« Reply #53 on: September 25, 2019, 11:06:51 AM »
Moraea marlothii had its first bloom for the season open yesterday
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« Reply #54 on: September 26, 2019, 09:14:02 AM »
Amazing, Fermi! Is it as tall as it looks?
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« Reply #55 on: October 08, 2019, 12:00:39 PM »
Hi Alistair,
I haven't measured it but I think it's over 3 foot tall
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« Reply #56 on: October 08, 2019, 01:07:18 PM »
Wow - amazing for a moraea!
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« Reply #57 on: October 21, 2019, 10:24:58 AM »
Moraea bipartita has gone from strength to strength - also from pot to pot ;D
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« Reply #58 on: October 22, 2019, 10:29:45 AM »
Thanks again Fermi, for introducing me to yet another wonderful Moraea that I didn't know - and that I'll now try to add to my own very modest collection....
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« Reply #59 on: November 08, 2019, 02:29:35 PM »
Thanks again Fermi, for introducing me to yet another wonderful Moraea that I didn't know - and that I'll now try to add to my own very modest collection....
Hi Alisdair,
if you participate in the SRGC Seed Exchange, I'm hoping to send them some seed (still green at the moment!).
Here's another seed-raised moraea which came up in a pot labelled M. gigandra, which it isn't! I think it might be Moraea (Galaxia) lewisiae. The flower is quite distinctive with the style split into 6 thread-like filaments,
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fermi
Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
member of AGS, SRGC, NARGS
working as a physio to support my gardening habit!