Babiana villosa
Wed, 19 Oct 2005 04:22:39 PDT
I heartily agree - this is a stunning plant. Saw it on road verges there
last year, its bright red flowers (maroon is too dull!) easily visible from
the car. But seeds should be gathered only when fully ripe and about to
fall, if local regulations permit.

John Grimshaw

Dr John M. Grimshaw
Garden Manager, Colesbourne Gardens

Sycamore Cottage
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL53 9NP

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Myke Ashley-Cooper" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 6:48 AM
Subject: [pbs] Babiana villosa

> At the east end of the village that I live in, Tulbagh, South Africa,
there is a stunning endemic maroon Babiana villosa which apparently only
grows in this tiny area. Must I wait until the seeds are fully ripened
before harvesting them or can they be picked green?

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