Irises forum: Calydorea amabilis

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Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
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longk
Mar 1, 2017 1:48 PM CST
Some of you may be interested in my two bulbs of Calydorea amabilis which I grew from seed. It is a small South American species which in its native habitat grows at the edges of rivers and streams and is winter blooming. Here in the UK I grow it in a pot and it is summer blooming. The flowers are small at about two inches and the stems stand no more than six inches high. They bloomed in their first season from seed.
Anyway, two bulbs and two distinctly different blooms...............




Salvia and anything unusual
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Mar 1, 2017 3:13 PM CST
Very pretty blooms!
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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography
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Totally_Amazing
Mar 1, 2017 5:15 PM CST
Hello Longk and welcome to the iris forum. Welcome!
I am not familiar with those. Nice photos!
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Mar 1, 2017 7:11 PM CST
I I agree very pretty blooms, and Welcome! to the iris forum. Hope you post more pictures as we love to see photos.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Mar 1, 2017 7:16 PM CST
Very pretty! Would you mind adding your pictures to the database? There is only one right now.
Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
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longk
Mar 2, 2017 12:47 AM CST
Thank you for the welcomes and the replies.
Salvia and anything unusual
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Mar 2, 2017 4:04 AM CST
Welcome! and thank you for sharing your images! Thumbs up
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msursa
Mar 22, 2018 11:03 PM CST
Love the mutabilty in results when growing from seed..They look great!..Question-I've got some C.xiphoides seeds that I just finished pre-soaking..How did you plant your seeds?..
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 22, 2018 11:19 PM CST
Welcome! @longk

Welcome! @msursa

....to the Iris forum! Smiling
I have 'Grape Expectations' for making progress in the gardens....
Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
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longk
Mar 23, 2018 1:25 PM CST
msursa said:Love the mutabilty in results when growing from seed..They look great!..Question-I've got some C.xiphoides seeds that I just finished pre-soaking..How did you plant your seeds?..
Now you've got me! My gut feeling is that they were surface sown on sandy multi purpose compost at room temperature.

Salvia and anything unusual
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography
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Totally_Amazing
Mar 23, 2018 2:47 PM CST
Welcome! msursa

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