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11th September 2011


A very beautiful autumn flowering species. The first thing to emerge after the autumn watering ( rain in habitat, hosepipe in the greenhouse) is the flower scape, followed by a fan of thin winter leaves. I grew it from seed sown in 2007, but this is the first time it has flowered so there hasn't previously been a good reason for showing a picture here. The leaves have the same appeal as a night at the theatre watching somebody darning socks.

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2nd September 2017