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John J

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« on: May 01, 2019, 07:27:06 AM »
Last month our friend, Fleur, came to stay for a few days and among the plants she very kindly brought us was a Tritonia crocata 'Plymouth Pastel'. It has already begun to flower.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)



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Re: Tritonia
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2019, 09:05:10 AM »
Lovely, John! We have Tritonia securigera in Greece, a yellow-flowered species, which isn't quite so vividly glamorous as crocata but has been increasing very happily in a hot dry corner of the entirely unwatered part of our garden there, flowering in March or early April.
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