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First Gloriosa flower of the year

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By Meanie


First Gloriosa flower of the year (Gloriosa superba (Buch Nak Hindi))

Got home this afternoon to find the first flowers of the year opening up on my Gloriosa superba.



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I can understand your excitement Meanie, this is beautiful!

23 Jun, 2011

 

To be honest Karen, I've screwed up and put it outdoors a little too early. Live and learn.....

24 Jun, 2011

amy
Amy
 

I can see why you were excited , it dosn't look as if it's come to too much harm for it's early exit Meanie !

24 Jun, 2011

 

Growth has slowed right down Amy, and a couple of buds blasted too.

24 Jun, 2011

 

i lost mine this winter, that looks nice Meanie..

24 Jun, 2011

 

Did you not bring it undercover?
Here's my blog on how I care for it......

http://www.growsonyou.com/meanie/blog/14090-gloriosa-growing-and-care

24 Jun, 2011

 

i hadn't seen your blog no, i have now !! i knew it was tender but not that tender i kept it in my wooden shed under wraps, but not sheltered enough it seems..

24 Jun, 2011

 

Most years it would probably have been ok......

24 Jun, 2011

 

well you know the old saying you live and learn.... i have learnt now..

24 Jun, 2011

 

I prefer not to mess around with this as I have visions of hungry mice finding it!!

24 Jun, 2011

 

yes, i had all my lily bulbs that i had scaled in the shed and they ate the lot... there was some rarer ones too...

24 Jun, 2011

 

Little sods!

24 Jun, 2011

uma
Uma
 

What a beauty! Cannot wait for mine starts flowering :)

1 Jul, 2011

 

Thank you Uma - are yours getting close?

1 Jul, 2011

uma
Uma
 

Oh, no, Meanie! I'm growing Gloriosa first time. And was very upset when I got the information that this plant should be purchased with a shoot, but not a bulb as I've done. Watering, being outside and high temperatures made their best! In two month! My patience has won! :) It's 20 inches now. I know it's very small yet, but hope for any flowering...:)

5 Jul, 2011

 

Always buy them as tubers (bulb) Uma - they're easy to get to shoot, only requiring heat, and so much cheaper!
This is the blog that I did about looking after them......

http://www.growsonyou.com/meanie/blog/14090-gloriosa-growing-and-care

5 Jul, 2011

uma
Uma
 

Thank you very much, Meanie!

5 Jul, 2011



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