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Ismene x festalis "Zwanenburg" (Peruvian daffodil).

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Ismene x festalis "Zwanenburg" (Peruvian daffodil).

Sometimes found under the name Hymenocallis festalis.



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gorgeous

18 Jun, 2009

 

Wow what aShow stopper!

19 Jun, 2009

 

Oh we had these in a garden in Zambia, i didn't know you could grow them here!!! Will look out for some now. Thanks David!

19 Jun, 2009

 

Readily available here in the UK, Seweingkilla - now that I know what this is (other pics by GOY members to be found here, too). But, am doubrfuly about its hardiness here. May have to lift and store over winter, or keep in otsd and move pots into a frost-free place?

19 Jun, 2009

 

Right ok thanks for that David, i definitely want some of them am off bulb hunting!!

22 Jun, 2009

 

Good Luck with the hunt, Sewingkilla. The bulbs are out of season right now (they are planted in Spring). but you never know what you might find somewhere.

22 Jun, 2009

 

i have tried these several times but with no luck, same with Nerines, are the alkaline David?

25 Jun, 2009

 

Not that I know of, Majeeka. Not knowing what they were, I just potted the bulbs in Homebase multi-purpose compost, and watered now and then. This was done in late March, and the pot was outside all the time. I wonder what happened with yours? Sorry to hear about this. :-(

25 Jun, 2009

 

Lovely David, I want some now!! Will have to look out for them later in the year.

26 Jun, 2009

 

never mind, might have had something to do with the fact that they took there chances straight in the bed :-( will do it properly next time....lol

27 Jun, 2009

 

Ah, I think this may have been your downfall, Majeeka. All descriptions I have since read say that they are great in POTS on the patio, which, of course, makes them easier to move indoors in the winter. :-)

Lol, Sewingkilla, just read my strangely-spelled message above, I'll put mine in my shed!

I just checked the Garden Centre here on GOY. Two companies offer it under the name Hymenocallis festalis:- GardenCentre.co.uk, and greenfingers.com (so you can get this without even leaving GOY - but not until later this year, as it is "out of season"). My Dad remembered he got the 3 bulbs he gave me, as a freebie, from a multiple purchase he made by mail order from Spalding (www.spaldingbulb.co.uk), and I used his catalogue to identify my lovely blooms, - but they don't have any in stock yet, either. At a retail price of £1.99 per bulb, I think he got a bargain - as did I ! :-)

28 Jun, 2009

 

definately, as i remeber though i got 3 bulbs from Tesco for £1.50.... yes i did say Tesco... i would never normally buy this sort of thing from there, but they just jumped off the shelf and landed in my trolly completely by accident while i was inocently walking past.... that may also have had something to do with it, Tesco are not realiable for this sort of stuff are they.

28 Jun, 2009

 

Pity this "accident" (?) didn't have a happy ending. I bought some bare roots of chocolate cosmos at Tesco in Spring. Only one is just beginning to show through the compost surface in a pot. The ones I've grown from seed sown last year are now planted out and in full bloom.

28 Jun, 2009

 

Thanks for the info about the garden centre here David, as a reminder I have just added this to my wish list.

28 Jun, 2009

 

You're very welcome, Pg! Hope you get them when they first come up for sale again. :-)

28 Jun, 2009

 

Very pretty flower unusuall

30 Jun, 2009

 

mmm yes will look at more reliable 'accidental' sorces next time ;-)

2 Jul, 2009

 

so, maybe I´ve to order it in Britain!!?? I´ll try.

4 Jul, 2009

 

That is beautiful! So unusual!

13 Aug, 2009

 

What a BEAUTY !!

27 Aug, 2009

 

Three times I've tried with this & failed!!
Will give it another go.

31 Aug, 2009

 

This is the first time I've had this. Perhaps it was beginner's luck? I simply palnted my three bulbs together in a pot with Homebase' own brand of multi-purpose compost, and kept moist.

31 Aug, 2009

 

Had a look at the one that I've just lost. I think that I may have kept it too moist as the bulb was just mush.

1 Sep, 2009

 

I have a flower coming for the first time!
Size is everything - I bought two bulbs, probably 80mm diameter at two quid a pop, and stuck them in pots up to their necks only.

23 May, 2011



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