Lauw de Jager dejager@bulbargence.com
Tue, 07 Jun 2005 08:24:15 PDT
I grow here Wachendorfia paniculata var pallida:

The short tuberous rhizomes with bright orange flesh produce plaited and
pointed leaves and a multibranched inflorescens with zygomorphic pale yellow
flowers.The pale apricot, flowers with  dark markings in the center  are
arranged in loose panicles An  interesting feature is the round lightgreen
seedcapsules with purple markings. To grow in open ground in protected areas
or in pots. 
Mutliplies easily from seed. It is in flower right now at this moment.
Reading your description of W.brachyandra  we might be talking about the
same species?  To compare look up the picture in our website

 Allthough Zantedeschia aethiopica virtually naturalises here.  I tried W.
thyrsiflora here and lost it twice.  Maybe I should provide it with truly
"marshy" conditions?
Best wishes 
Lauw de Jager

.le 7/06/05 7:23, johngrimshaw@tiscali.co.uk à johngrimshaw@tiscali.co.uk a
écrit :

> Sadly, Wachendorfia thyrsiflora is not hardy in the UK (except possibly in
> the mildest parts of the south-west) so we are denied the pleasure.
> Does anyone grow any other Wachendorfia species? Many are smaller and
> actually rather more attractive than the big, rather coarse, W. thyrsiflora.
> I think in particular of W. brachyandra from the west coast north of Cape
> Town. It is no more than 30 cm high, with branched inflorescences carrying
> large flowers of a soft apricot shade with a contrasting 'eye'. I have a
> picture of it that could be posted, if someone would instruct me how to do
> this!

Lauw de Jager
South of France (zone 8 Olivier)

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