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Name: Deb
Buffalo, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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dmurray407
May 28, 2013 10:10 AM CST
I saw a picture of this succulent on Pinterest and now I really want one. I did a Google search and looked in the data base but can't find one for sale anywhere. Does anyone know anything about it or where I can get one? The genus also contains some Iris varieties. Here's a link to a photo:
http://pinterest.com/pin/155022412143716984/

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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
May 28, 2013 3:04 PM CST
Wow! I have never seen anything so cool. Now I want one too! Hilarious!
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 28, 2013 5:27 PM CST
Very cool!! I am on the search!
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 29, 2013 1:49 PM CST
I've been searching online. This is going to be tough to find!!
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 29, 2013 10:02 PM CST
This is as close as I got to finding seeds. Email these people in South Africa to see if 1) they have them available and 2) they can send them to the US.
http://www.choicelandscapes.org/
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Name: woofie
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woofie
May 30, 2013 8:41 AM CST
If they will ship, maybe others would be interested in sharing a larger order? Interesting stuff!
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
May 30, 2013 3:03 PM CST
Yep, interested if it happens.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
May 30, 2013 3:08 PM CST
I sent off an email. I'll let you know if I hear anything.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 30, 2013 3:47 PM CST
Cool! Looks like the shipping might be a trifle dear, so a larger order would definitely make sense. Has anyone come across growing and care information for this plant?
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 30, 2013 4:22 PM CST
Count me in!
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
May 31, 2013 4:57 AM CST
Thumbs up
Name: Deb
Buffalo, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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dmurray407
Jun 4, 2013 6:50 AM CST
Wow, good work! Count me in for anything you find :)
Deb
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jun 4, 2013 9:15 AM CST
So far, strike out, but they gave me someone else to check with. I have an email sent as of this morning for SEEDS...

I'll keep you posted
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jun 10, 2013 1:27 PM CST
I emailed and here is the response:

Dear Arlene,

Unfortunately the plant has not been correctly identified on the internet.
Morea tortilis has only one or two coiled leaves and a blue flower. We
have had many enquiries but unfortunately we do not stock the one in the
photograph and it is difficult to positively identify it appears to be an
ornothogalum.

Regards,

Gordon Summerfield
Name: Deb
Buffalo, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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dmurray407
Jun 10, 2013 2:15 PM CST
Hmmm.........there are a lot of species of Ornothogalums :)
Deb
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Jul 12, 2013 8:12 PM CST
Is it similar to this one?
http://www.google.com/search?q=Albuca+concordiana&safe=off&c...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Albuca-concordiana-small-winter-grow...

Here's an article about this and other similar plants. They grow from bulbs.
http://thebulbmaven.typepad.com/the_bulb_maven/2012/11/twirl...
[Last edited by clintbrown - Jul 12, 2013 8:18 PM (+)]
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jul 12, 2013 8:28 PM CST
Clint, I think you nailed it! Thumbs up
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 12, 2013 8:51 PM CST
Good hunting, Clint! I've messaged the Eseller. If he doesn't have any more, maybe he knows where we can get some bulbs?
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Jul 12, 2013 10:04 PM CST
I want this too. LOL.

Here they are for 8 dollars!
http://www.telosrarebulbs.com/SAfricanMISC.html
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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woofie
Jul 12, 2013 10:05 PM CST
Aha! The truth comes out! Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.

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