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Plants in the Alpine House or Cold Frame: Summer Bulbs 2015

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Contribution from Jon Evans 23 August 2015, 09:27top / bottom of page
Haemanthus carneus

The H. carneus I showed earlier had flowers which never really opened, but a second seedling, flowering for the first time, was delightful.

Haemanthus carneus
Rhodophiala bifida pink form

Another surprise this month was that my single bulb of the pink form of Rhodophiala bifida, which I was given a few years back by a kind exhibitor who had not persuaded it to flower, produced a flowering scape.

Rhodophiala bifida pink form
Strumaria gemmata

This is always the first of the Strumarias to flower.

Strumaria gemmata
Strumaria karooica
Strumaria karooica
Urginea undulata

One final look at the Urginea, now over for the season.

Urginea undulata

Contribution from Jon Evans 31 August 2015, 15:13top / bottom of page
Strumaria gemmata

By the end of August, the Strumarias are fully out.

Strumaria gemmata
Strumaria karooica
Strumaria karooica
Strumaria aestivalis

Three years from seed.  Twelve flowering scapes in a 3in square pot - fabulous.

Strumaria aestivalis
Tulbaghia violacea subsp mcmasteri

The Tulbaghia is fully out now as well.

Tulbaghia violacea subsp mcmasteri
Salvia buchananii

This fantastic, exotic thing is Salvia buchananii.  If I try to grow it outside it is cropped to the ground instantly by slugs, but it has gained a new lease of life in the greenhouse.

Salvia buchananii

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