Drimia maritima

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Joanna Savage

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Re: Drimia maritima
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2012, 04:14:15 PM »
and here are two more shots of the Urginea, the third shows the red handles of the scissors

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Alisdair

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Re: Drimia maritima
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2012, 05:43:17 PM »
Joanna, Current thinking is that the correct name for this wonderful plant is Drimia maritima, and that Urginea maritima is a synonym of that correct name. (Yes, we all weary of the changes those taxonomists inflict on us!)
So I've changed the title of your postings and merged them into this existing thread on the plant.
Thanks for those very clear pictures, and for posing this conundrum - presumably it's not just the bulbs being kind to those who lift them, wrap them in silver paper, and sell them in markets before Christmas!
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

Joanna Savage

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Re: Drimia maritima
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2014, 03:04:03 PM »
Back to Drimia and a big surprise to see the first flower appearing about a month earlier than usual. Perhaps the almost daily thunderstorms and lowish max.temps, c.30 are responsible. These are unusual weather conditions. It doesn't seem that the appearance of the flower is a response to daylength. Now I wait to see if any more of the fat bulbs begin to flower.

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Fermi

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Re: Drimia maritima
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2015, 03:55:10 AM »
Urginea/Drimia about to flower in our garden in Central Victoria,
cheers
fermi
Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

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John J

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Re: Drimia maritima
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2016, 08:35:06 AM »
We rescued some bulbs from a construction site a few years ago but all they had produced to date was foliage, then this morning my wife called me into the garden to see this.
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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John J

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Re: Drimia maritima
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2017, 07:30:07 AM »
Pleased to see this morning that our Sea Squill is making a return appearance.
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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Fermi

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Re: Drimia maritima - 2018
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2018, 12:42:01 PM »
Drimia maritima is in bloom in our garden in 2 places - a few years ago the clump was disrupted by a back hoe when we were having some earthworks done. A lot of the bulbs were split in two but they eventually recovered and a few bulbs were planted in a separate place,
cheers
fermi
Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
member of AGS, SRGC, NARGS
working as a physio to support my gardening habit!