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Zantedeschia ...Summer Smile ...

Hubby brought this home for me last night ,its an amazing colour it really is black ...



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Some hubby, some Zantedeschia!!! Fantastic on both accounts..?

1 Jul, 2016

 

Agree with Resi on both counts. Seems an odd name for such a dark flower, but still....

1 Jul, 2016

 

Wow! That is black. So unusual too.

1 Jul, 2016

 

Hi Amy

amazing flower ...

is the name correct as I have grown "black star" and looks the same plant to me but I may be wrong ?

Gg

1 Jul, 2016

 

Agree with Karen, strange name for a black flower, think Gnarly's name is more suited, or Black Beauty.

1 Jul, 2016

 

You have a gorgeous collection of many unusual plants Amy, it is a treat to see them.

1 Jul, 2016

 

That is very dramatic Amy, have never seen such a dark flower before, for inside or outside?

1 Jul, 2016

 

Amy these are absolutely spectacular. Looks like black velvet.

1 Jul, 2016

 

Spectacular & dramatic. Name doesn't seem to suit it, looks like Black Star. Tony spotted a winner there.

1 Jul, 2016

 

Spectacular and really an interesting gift from the husband. He definitely has sense for surprises.
Please, bring the photo next year, too.
I do not know, if it was true, but read somewhere, that black flowers do not exist and every such flower is a trick with fertilizers and dyes.
If this flower will be black next year I will believe, that scientists were wrong.

2 Jul, 2016

amy
Amy
 

I must admit my first thought was that it was wrongly named , you can just about see the label tacked onto the pot in the photo ,it should have been Black beauty / velvet or Midnight ,or maybe it is as Gg & Gf are saying Black Star ... That's an interesting point Kat, I will do that and take a photo next year ...

2 Jul, 2016

 

They aren't winter hardy, are they? Our local florist say they are hardy, but my friend along the road, lost hers.

2 Jul, 2016

 

Siris, a house by me has one growing in the front garden but its very well drained soil , and all leaves no flowers yet ?

2 Jul, 2016

amy
Amy
 

The instructions on this label tells me to let the plants nearly dry out before re-watering to avoid them becoming to wet also to protect from frost and keep very dry over winter ,almost impossible if it was planted in the garden I would say ... I'll bring it inside for the winter ...

2 Jul, 2016

 

I go along with Amy's comments.

3 Jul, 2016

 

and me as well to precious to leave out ...

4 Jul, 2016

 

This is lovely Amy. The darkest I have is 'Black Forest'. I take mine into the cold greenhouse when the leaves die down and leave it to dry out in the pot. In April I start watering mine and new growth soon appears. There aren't any flowers yet on it yet but it is reliable so it will soon. I do hope yours stays this great colour. A couple of the dark inside and light outside ones I have, have sent up baby plants at the side this year. I wasn't expecting them to multiply.

5 Jul, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Thank you for that piece of good advice Sheila ,I'm going to copy and keep it for my use ,you must be doing the right thing for yours to multiply will you separate the 'babies 'and pot them on ?

5 Jul, 2016

 

Wow! just Wow! I have the white ones and have collected the corms each autumn for about 10 years...every year I plant them in a new spot and they tell me about the fertility and drainage of different spots along the stream...I've even had them growing in a fish pond...no soil at all! just the fish detritus which they thrive on! lovely plants..and that true black is just amazing!

5 Jul, 2016

 

Gosh, Amy that is fantastic! You have a fantastic plant and a fantastic husband. Luckily you!

5 Jul, 2016

 

That is amazing,Amy..well spotted by Tony too..an extra slice of cake for him is well deserved..:o) We will all be waiting to see how it performs for you next year..exciting ! :o)x

5 Jul, 2016

 

Wow! Totally stunning!

12 Jul, 2016

amy
Amy
 

You sound as if you have the perfect condition for growing them Lori they will look amazing all blooming at the same time , I shan't tell him that Waddy / Sandra he'll expect too much cake Lol... I'm glad you like it Meanie ....

13 Jul, 2016

 

...well Amy, just when you think.... I've mentioned before that we're having a very hot and extremely dry July. All the corms (?) I've planted have started with leaves and most are blooming but I have to keep them watered and even the large corms I planted are only producing puny looking leaves and a short flower stock. We have had rain but most of it is lost to evaporation and the soil is so dry that water puddles rather than soaking in... long story short, I hope we get rain and lots of it, very soon.

13 Jul, 2016



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