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Can anyone identify these summer bulbs please?

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I cannot remember where I got them from. They stay in their pot over winter and reappear and flower about now in late May or early June.




They look like Ixia or African corn lily.

18 May, 2009


are they polyanthes tuberosum? They are very pretty what ever they are.

18 May, 2009


Looks like Camassia to me - been trying to get hold of some myself for some time

18 May, 2009


Not sure, but they are not Camassia. The petals on Camassia are much narrower and the flowers are star shaped.

18 May, 2009


i agree they are not camassia as the buds are more pointed.

18 May, 2009


Yea, I revise my first opinion, not Camassia at all! Very nice, whatever it is, wouldn't mind some myself.
I'd like to know what those tubular buds open up into though - hard to tell from picture how many petals are there in the lower down flowers just beginning to open, and also what they look like when they are fully open.

19 May, 2009

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