New member, request for lachanalia, offer of plants

Lee Poulsen
Mon, 26 Jan 2009 00:05:20 PST
If this is the same hybrid I lusted after until I found it, it's called 
Lachenalia 'Rupert'. I never knew what its lineage was. To me it looked 
like a bluish purple version of L. bulbifera. It was available in Europe 
first, but I've noticed that more mail order nurseries are starting to 
carry it here in the U.S. as well. For example, I know that Brent & 
Becky's has carried it for a couple of years. It's pretty amazing 
looking, especially if you're not a species purist.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USDA Zone 10a

Alex Rigg wrote:
> 4.  Lovely Lachenalia hybrid
> I just saw a plant which, I was told, was a hybrid of Lachenalis aloides v. quadricolor 
> (or L. orchidioides) and L. viridiflora which had large purple/blue flowers, short 
> stamens (nonexserted).  
> If anyone is interested in hybridizing, they might want to try this hybrid.  The plant 
> wasn't for sale.  I already asked. 
> Alex 

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