Moraea (Homeria) collina

James Waddick
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 08:34:56 PST
Dear Friends,

	For the past few days a small (4 inch) pot labelled 'Homeria 
collina' has begun to bloom in earnest. It happens to be sitting next 
to a pot of  Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus. Both plants come in a variety 
of color forms, but these two are nearly identical in color, but very 
different in flower form. The genus Homeria is now considered to 
belong with Moraea. So it goes.  

	Although the flowers look just like the wiki page…

	I am confused (no comments please!).

	The wiki and other web sites refer to this as a little bulb 
and this matches my plants which may be 6 to 8 inches in height.  One 
site ( says the 
flowers are 2 1/2 inches across and foliage to 4 ft.  Seems like 
there's often a discord regarding sizes of plants and I am certain 
this is cultural, but my 6 inches tall,  'little bulbs' are far from 
4 ft.  What's up?

	Any other experiences?

	And by the way. I have a dozen or more blooming bulbs in this 
little pot, all the same rich salmon color. I'd love to share these 
in trade for other colors such as yellow or?

		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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