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A bee with taste

A bee with taste (Tricyrtis formosana (Toad Lily))

A bumble bee checks out what all the fuss is about on my roof

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They're fascinating plants aren't they Plantboy!
I'm just waiting for my third Toad Lily to open.

21 Sep, 2010


I've just the two but I fell in love with them when I went plant hunting in Chiina, Nepal and Tibet. At the moment I'm thrilled because the first seedlings of Iris sibirica hybrids and Lily hybrids are poking through, along with the rare yellow Delphinium zalil from Afghanistan

21 Sep, 2010


Wow look forward to seeing pictures of those when they flower Plantboy.

21 Sep, 2010


Great photo Plantboy....plump little bee there, the Toad Lilyis a stunning colour too.

21 Sep, 2010


Which one is this aswell, Plantboy ?

23 Oct, 2010


This is a species, Tricyrtis formosana (syn. stolonifera). No idea what the bee is!

I've spent the last few weeks potting up myriad Fritillarias and Irises so hopefully have a few of the reticulata hybrids and selections to post before too long.

And thanks for your interest. You can always keep up to date with my dabblings at, which usually includes a few photos (though not always my own).

28 Oct, 2010


But do you know 'which' formosana though, i'd like to look for it.
I have a couple here and i'd love this one too !
I have Tricyrtis formosana 'Dark Beauty' and
T. f. 'Empress'.

28 Oct, 2010

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