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John E Bryan johnbryan@att.net
Fri, 11 Apr 2003 08:40:00 PDT
Dear All:
Clivia  was named in honour of a 19th century Duchess of Northumberland, 
whose maiden name was Clive. My C. miniata have been in flower since 
last November, and there are still flower spikes not yet in flower. 
These have been in the same containers for over 20 years, never see the 
sun, being placed against a north facing wall and  I am not going to 
move or repot them as long as they continue to preform. Cheers, John E. 

Paul Tyerman wrote:

>At 08:13  10/04/03 -0400, you wrote:
>>Today I heard Cliva prounced two different ways.  Is the first I long or
>>short.  This was at a plant sale the master gardeners booth.  I kept my
>>mouth shut.
>This has come up on a few TV programs here recently.  From what I have been
>told in a few cases this was named after a person with the name 'Clive' so
>the pronunciation is Cl-I-vea (i.e a hard I not the short).  I've now heard
>that about 3 or 4 times in recent weeks from different sources so I am
>assuming that it is probably correct.  It is fascinating that you have
>brought it up just now when it seems to have come up so often for me
>Paul Tyerman
>Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9
>Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
>Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything
>else that doesn't move!!!!!
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