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Acidanthera (Acidanthera murieliae (Peacock orchid))

I planted my corms in pots this year, which worked better, as some have flowered.



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That's lovely Spritz. All I ever got was leaves.

19 Aug, 2009

 

Thats pretty.

19 Aug, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thats very pretty !

19 Aug, 2009

 

Its even better than that, Its gorgeous! ! !

19 Aug, 2009

 

Really exotic.

19 Aug, 2009

 

Out of 25 corms, I managed to get 6 flowering stems! Not good, but better than last year!

19 Aug, 2009

 

Would like to try that one, I like a challenge.......

23 Aug, 2009

 

Dd, I saw pots of them ALL with buds or flowers on at a good Nursery last week, and I asked how they got them to flower - I was told that as soon as the first green shoots appear, they water them copiously, and keep on doing that - it must work!

I shall buy some more corms this autumn and have another go! (They need to be planted in the spring, though)

They are otherwise known as Gladiolus callianthus.

24 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks for that info....

24 Aug, 2009

 

:-))

24 Aug, 2009

 

They have a fantastic scent too.
They seem to be a bit of a sod to get to flower though - I'll try lots of water next year.

25 Aug, 2009

 

They aren't hardy, either! :-((

25 Aug, 2009

 

this is early... mine are up but no buds as yet....... i have got away with mine outside Spritz for the last 2 years with no protection....mind you very sheltered spot.... same place i had a begonia come back of its own accord this year...btw great combo with the P. red dragon.

26 Aug, 2009

 

I popped three pots in between the plants, Angie, like I did with the lilies earlier on!! :-))

26 Aug, 2009

 

good idea Spritz... looks good..

26 Aug, 2009

 

:-)

26 Aug, 2009

 

Beautiful are these orchids as I have sone like these and they say orchids.

26 Aug, 2009

 

No, Morgana, they belong in the Gladiolus group. Common names are deceptive, aren't they!

26 Aug, 2009

 

Yes they are thank you for the reply

26 Aug, 2009

 

You're welcome. :-)

26 Aug, 2009

 

Grrr... I had 40 lil bulbs of peacock orchids
had some in pots and some in the ground, some in shade, some in part sun/shade and some in full sun
not one bloomin bud, flower, petal..... nothing

where on earth did I go wrong?

x x x

28 Sep, 2009

 

Read the comment I made about the Nursery advice, Mookins.. Up there a bit! ^ See?? LOL.

28 Sep, 2009

 

Mmmmm... well hopefully they would have produced more corms (not bulbs Mookins) will have a root around tomorrow and try again
will remember that bit for next year

x xx

28 Sep, 2009

 

Yes, so will I. I do like these - I still call them Acidanthera, but they have another name now. (latin)

28 Sep, 2009



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