Rain lilies (Habranthus, Zephyranthes etc)

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Fermi

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Re: Rain lilies (Habranthus, Zephyranthes etc)
« Reply #75 on: February 16, 2020, 10:03:02 AM »
Hi Alisdair,
yes, it's a softer colour, more like the H. martinezii parent, while the other clone is a similar shade as the other parent.

Hi David,
the fire season isn't over though conditions have become milder so we hope we survive the summer unscathed. A few friends in other areas such as the Blue Mountains have had damage to their properties and others have had to evacuate. It's been a harrowing time for so many people. With the recent rains I'm afraid people will become complacent and take the pressure off the government. The Conservatives are already lobbying for a new coal-powered Power Plant.... ::)
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« Reply #76 on: February 20, 2020, 08:36:38 AM »
And both major parties publicly in support of some of the biggest coal mines so far...while also claiming zero emissions in the next couple decades but revealing no details on how they plan to achieve that...

Very nice pictures, I've been cross pollinating the various species from hab and zeph that I could get access to....nothing exciting to show for it yet so it's always fun to see what's happening for others.

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« Reply #77 on: March 18, 2020, 12:01:52 PM »
Recently got this Habranthus gracilifolius from Garry Reid from Obscure Bulbs
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
member of AGS, SRGC, NARGS
working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

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Charithea

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« Reply #78 on: March 18, 2020, 02:20:51 PM »
wonderful flowers!
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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« Reply #79 on: April 15, 2020, 02:31:28 PM »
Zephyranthes candida has done very well this autumn
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
member of AGS, SRGC, NARGS
working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

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Charithea

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« Reply #80 on: April 16, 2020, 12:09:36 PM »
Fermi they look amazing. It is the correct colour for the Greek Orthodox Easter. On Easter Sunday, normally,  in our village church there are white flowers everywhere. Maybe next year I can take some of our white roses for the decorations!!
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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« Reply #81 on: April 18, 2020, 04:25:52 AM »
Hi Charithea,
Happy Easter for Sunday!
These Zephyranthes are amazingly adaptable. I've seen them flowering in tropical Goa as well as our "Mediterranean-style" garden in Central Victoria.
One story I heard is that they flowered in sheets of white along the riversides in Argentina and were the "silver" which the Spanish saw and named the country after! Not sure how credible that is but it's a good story!
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
member of AGS, SRGC, NARGS
working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

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Charithea

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« Reply #82 on: April 18, 2020, 03:22:32 PM »
Thank you for the wishes. I will put white flowers in the vase tomorrow.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.