17th July 2009
A nice scarlet form of the species I was given at the end of last year.
7th August 2011
A wonderful species from the mountains of the Western Cape in Souith Africa. Strictly protected in the wild, it is easily grown
and popular in cultivation.
The large red flowers are produced singly (or occasionally in pairs) on short stems. They last well when cut but the stems are rather
short so much work by hybridisers has concentrated on producing longer stems for the cut flower industry.
The typical species is so wonderful that hobbyists concentrate on breeding hybrids that look just like it, which seems to be a curious process.
I have a number of different clones that vary slightly in colour and I have made a page for each of them!