Bulbs forum: Herbertia lahue ssp. amoena

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Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Nov 11, 2016 11:02 AM CST

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It is a small plant, native to Argentina. It grew by itself in my garden. It has a bulb deep in the soil and its flower lasts only one day.

Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Nov 11, 2016 11:12 AM CST
Another photo
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(Zone 8b)
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sallysmom
Nov 11, 2016 1:21 PM CST
How pretty!
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Nov 14, 2016 10:19 AM CST
Maria,
Just like you, I saw H. lahue growing in my IL's lawn about 3 years ago and also in my parents backyard. I dug them up (and they are deep) and they have rebloomed for me the last several years. Here's a photo from last year. They are one of my favorites.

I've collected seeds from them and hope they will germinate and develop into bulbs.

While the earth remains, Seed time and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease. Gen. 8:22
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Nov 14, 2016 2:15 PM CST
Oh ! Good for you Betsy !
I thought of digging the bulbs up, but they grew in the middle of my garden and it is not a big garden. I did not want to make a hole in the middle of the grass....
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Composter Butterflies Bookworm Bluebonnets Daylilies
Native Plants and Wildflowers Amaryllis Cottage Gardener Container Gardener Clematis Plant and/or Seed Trader
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piksihk
Nov 16, 2016 10:32 AM CST
Maria,

I had to dig them up before the lawn people came and mowed them down. They do bury themselves deep in the soil - I had a hard time digging them out.
I'm so happy to have them and will be even happier if the seeds germinate Crossing Fingers!
While the earth remains, Seed time and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease. Gen. 8:22

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