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The camera never lies...

Post by Rogan » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:36 pm

...well sometimes it does! My Cheiridopsis peculiaris plants did very well this year, but not this well - have you ever seen such a large flower before? :shock: :grin:

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Re: The camera never lies...

Post by Herts Mike » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:29 am

Beauty!
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Re: The camera never lies...

Post by rodsmith » Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:07 am

A nice close-up. :wink:
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Re: The camera never lies...

Post by Aiko » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:44 am

A very nice Cheiridopsis, the species name suits it quite fine.

Has anyone in northern Europe been able to flower this plant?
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Re: The camera never lies...

Post by topsy » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:59 am

HI Rogan,

Beautiful plant and flower, we have that to look forward to in about Feb or Mar here in the UK. The lovely pink flower by its side must be another Cheiridopsis? Which one?

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Re: The camera never lies...

Post by topsy » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:00 am

Sorry, hadn't got as far as the next post, question answered.

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Re: The camera never lies...

Post by FredG » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:04 am

Aiko wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:44 am
A very nice Cheiridopsis, the species name suits it quite fine.

Has anyone in northern Europe been able to flower this plant?
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Re: The camera never lies...

Post by jenniemay » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:18 am

Rogan wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:36 pm
...well sometimes it does! My Cheiridopsis peculiaris plants did very well this year, but not this well - have you ever seen such a large flower before? :shock: :grin:


Cheiri_peculiaris-s.jpg
Wow, that's magnificent 🙂
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Re: The camera never lies...

Post by Terry S. » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:22 am

Just noticed Aiko's question - I find it a very reliable flowerer in southern England, individual plants rarely miss out each March. Just in case members don't know, it is very much a winter-growing species and can be left dry through the summer.
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