Tritonia

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John J

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Tritonia
« 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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Alisdair

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« 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

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Fermi

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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2019, 09:00:30 AM »
Tritonia securigera has just come into flower in our garden
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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Fermi

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2020, 02:47:02 PM »
Tritonia deusta - first flowering from seed sown in March 2018 from Silverhill Seeds - showing a slight variation in form
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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 #4 on: October 14, 2020, 05:05:43 PM »
Such lovely warm colours. Thank you Fermi. We hope OUR rain will arrive and we shall have some of the bulbs coming up.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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Fermi

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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 12:12:32 AM »
Hi Charithea,
I hope the rains come soon for you - we have a similar anxious wait here especially since we rely on tank water for the house!
Here is the typical Tritonia crocata in bright orange - we also have some "peach" forms which are still in bud
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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 #6 on: October 15, 2020, 12:20:15 PM »
It is a lovely colour.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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Fermi

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2020, 01:42:00 AM »
It is a lovely colour.
Hi Charithea,
in real life it's eye-burning bright! ;D
Here's a mystery Tritonia going around as Tritonia lineata 'Pink Lace' - it doesn't fit the description of Tritonia lineata on-line so it could be a hybrid
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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!