What bulb is this?

Ina klazina@orcon.net.nz
Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:38:00 PDT
  re Mary Sue and Chad's message, mine is not like either of the ones in 
the photos.  It is definitely yellow, and has not shown signs of being 
so wide open.  However, as it has rarely been a day without rain lately 
(we do get to see the sun every so often too) the flowers have not had a 
real opportunity to be open either.

In my garden they are taller than what I thought Sparaxis were (60cms or 
2ft).  After reading the various replies, I think I will try to grow 
some of the seed as one reply (I can't remember who it was) said this 
particular one comes true from seed.

The sheath the flowers come out of is reddish brown, and the flowers 
have a narrow, I would call it purple, stripe on the outside of the petals.

Lauw, does yours come true from seed?

I will persevere with this one after all and see how it goes.

And yes, Terry Hatch's place is marvellous, have just been there a 
couple of weeks ago for the Clivia AGM and will be going back there soon 
as he invited us to come and see his bulb house.

Ina Crossley    in damp Auckland, New Zealand, where the daffodils are 
in full flower regardless of the weather.

On 8:59 a.m., contact wrote:
> Hello Ina,
> This plants goes here under the name of Sparaxis bulbifera 'Hanbury' given
> to me by the famous Hanbury garden  on the italian rivièra.  It  makes
> bulblets in the leaf axils.
> Kind greetings
> Lauw de Jager
>   http://bulbargence.com/m_catalogue/… of France

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