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Acidanthera Murielae


By Simbad

Acidanthera Murielae

Sent to me by Siris last year, so pretty :-)

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Was never successful with these pretty plants....

2 Oct, 2016


I was just about to dig it up to overwinter! it had a few flowers several weeks ago , best leave it a bit longer still more to come :-)

3 Oct, 2016


Mine haven't put up flower stalks, yet. It is one of the last to bloom.

3 Oct, 2016


Mine haven't flowered yet.

3 Oct, 2016


Oh flower later than I thought then Wylie next year I might sink them in a big pit less disturbance if they are in there quite late.
Oh no that's a shame Siris ,the lilac one you sent (labeled invasive) name escape me at the minute has more flowers open too :-)

4 Oct, 2016


I usually overwinter the Acidanthera inside. The purple one, Gladiolus papilio? puts out stolons with satellite corms on the end. Just trying to consolidate these into a couple of pots, whilst still visible.

4 Oct, 2016


I planted mine late but they have bloomed and are now hanging their heads... ready to be dug up for winter. Planted a whole bed of the little bulblets to bring them on for next year. Don't you adore the scent?

8 Oct, 2016


One of mine is flowering now, but just one! Others don't look like having any bud/flower this year. Gutted.

9 Oct, 2016


Yes I will dig this up before long Siris, down to one small greenhouse for a while,till the new one comes in January so struggling for space , went in today and Hector,who has a bed in the greenhouse ,had knocked pots off to get to his bed luckily nothing damaged !!
Oh Lori I didn't realise they had a scent ! , full of cold at the moment, I never get cold !!, so not smelling much at all.
Aaaaaw ones better than none Tommymoo ;-) , how you doing ?bet you aren't missing all the travelling ;-), enjoy!

12 Oct, 2016


I usually plant a "gathering" of them, Simbad. (maybe a dozen corms inside a circle about 15 inches in diameter.) near a window or doorway and close to the Bouncing Bette. Their aromas blend well and a slight breeze will carry the sweet fragrance in the morning and evening coolness.

19 Oct, 2016

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