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glendann

Texas
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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:41 pm   Post subject: ** White small flower with black center grows like Glads


This plant is white with dark purple almost black star center .Grows like Mini Glads.Can someone tell me what its name is ? It has 3 blooms coming and one has bloomed.

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Pinkiered

Lawton, Ok
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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:04 pm   


Yeah that a Acidanthera 'Murielae'. I have a some getting ready to bloom.

Theres a topic here about them
http://www.gardenstew.com/about1890.html

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glendann

Texas
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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:10 pm   


Thank You Pinkiered .Is there a shorter name for it ? I did not plant a bulb with that name .If I did I don't remember it.

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Hank

Wisconsin
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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:11 pm   


I planted those too and the package of bulbs was labelled "Orchid Lilies".

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Pinkiered

Lawton, Ok
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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:13 pm   


It has lots of other names...

Peacock Orchid or Gladiolus callianthus
Gladiolus murielae also known as Abyssinian Sword Lily, Abyssinian Star, Fragrant Gladiolus

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Hank

Wisconsin
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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:08 pm   


I think I was supposed to dig them in the fall (zone 4 here), but I never did and they keep coming back. Mr. Green

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glendann

Texas
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Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:20 pm   


Hope mine does .The are really pretty.

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