New picture on the WIKI

Paul Tyerman
Thu, 25 Sep 2003 14:51:58 PDT
>Yes, the pic came out rather accurately.  The leaves on some are undulate
>and on others, they are not - seems individual by bulb. The leaves are never
>over 1 cm in width.


Cool!  A thin strappy Haemanthus...... very different to anything I have
seen before.  I note just how variable even my "basic" H. coccineus are,
with some having long leaves about 4 inches wide and up to nearly 2 foot
long, while the plant next to it has leaves half the length and 1.5x the
width.  It makes for fascinating viewing to the unitiated as I have them
right outside my front door and visitors often ask what they are.  I have
also planted a couple of different ones together in a clump in the
ground..... this definitely affects the leaf growth as the leaves have
become a little more "chunky" for them.  Also interesting to note that a
couple of the ones I have in that clump (they came from a different source
to any of my others) have a distinct blue tinge to the leaves, particularly
noticeable when first shooting.

Now the idea of a Haemanthus that has thin undulating leaves is just weird
<grin>, but GOOD!! <big grin>

I personally would love to see a picture of the leaves as well when you
have one.  Always great to learn about new species.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about
anything else that doesn't move!!!!!

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