NOW SOLVED: Guess what these are from my garden

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pamela

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NOW SOLVED: Guess what these are from my garden
« on: August 02, 2011, 07:16:52 PM »
No clues!
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Re: Guess what these are from my garden
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 07:35:08 PM »
Rhodophiala bifida, makes beautifull clumps in the garden, blooms in autumn , unfortunatly flowers last only few days.

The spidery one is Ferraria crispa.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2011, 07:37:14 PM by oron peri »
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Alisdair

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Re: Guess what these are from my garden
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 07:36:02 AM »
Lovely picture of the Rhodophiala, Pamela! Growing so naturally....
For the Ferraria, I'd have guessed F. densepunctulata rather than crispa, but dare not contradict Oron the Oracle!
For a picture of another Ferraria species, click here.
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pamela

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Re: Guess what these are from my garden
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 11:53:58 AM »
You are right!! I love them both.
By the way I have not been successful with Bessera elegans.  I put a load in two years ago and also last year another tranche...not one has emerged.  Are they difficult in alkaline dry soil?
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Min temp 5c max temp 38c  Rainfall 550 mm 

"Who passes by sees the leaves;
 Who asks, sees the roots."
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Alisdair

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Re: Guess what these are from my garden
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2011, 12:36:03 PM »
You've left us on tenterhooks, Pamela! Densepunctulata or crispa, which??
And you've prompted me to put a note about Bessera elegans in the Bulbs section - you can see it if you click here.
Alisdair Aird
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pamela

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Re: Guess what these are from my garden
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2011, 06:04:34 PM »
It is...... Ferraria crispa.!!
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Min temp 5c max temp 38c  Rainfall 550 mm 

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 Who asks, sees the roots."
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Alisdair

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Re: Guess what these are from my garden
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2011, 07:40:53 PM »
I should have known it was silly of me to suggest anything different from Oron the Oracle! Thanks very much for an interesting challenge....  :)
Alisdair Aird
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Re: Guess what these are from my garden
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2011, 08:54:48 PM »
Besser elegans being Mexican is dormant for a long winter. It should be dry then.

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Fleur Pavlidis

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Re: Guess what these are from my garden
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2011, 10:58:01 AM »
I've recently sent some Ferraria crispa seeds to Chantal for the seed exchange if anyone is interested is trying them. Mine grew from seeds from Sally (MGS garden) so I know they're F. crispa. Beware the strange smell.
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