Flowering now

Leo A. Martin leo@possi.org
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 23:26:53 PDT
I have had a number of small South African irids flower for the first time this spring.
I think they must be Hesperantha and Moraea because they are finished by the time I get
home from work. One looks like it was purple or blue and two look like they were yellow.
One was bright pink.

I also have about a dozen Albuca clanwilliamgloria from seed, flowering for the first
time this year in a large container. I am 5' 10" / 180cm and they are taller than I. Out
of compassion for my pride I won't tell you how long it took because they had several
years of dreadful care. I went to do some hand pollination and it looks like they
pollinate themselves. The pistils are held right between the anthers and are loaded with

Interestingly Albuca navicula set almost no seed this year though I had seven
inflorescences from three plants.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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