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garden geekgarden geek Posts: 138

these are about 10 inches high and flowering now,were forgotten about in a corner till the flowers popped up and i noticed them,think they must be from bulbs.

look forward to finding out what they are.image


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530

    Triteilia laxa, aren't they sweet?  I've got a little clump which was here when I moved in.  I've tried to propagate them from saved seed, but without success.  Someone else on the forum says they self-seed all over his garden, so I think I might have been over-cosseting mine.  I'll try again when the seeds ripen.

  • garden geekgarden geek Posts: 138

    HI josusa47,wow that was quick,just googled your answer looks like you were spot on,I have not heard of them before and will have to look after them better,looks like they lose their leaves like that anyway though,they are a lovely coloured flower,hope you get yours going again,

                                                Thanks for a great ID

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530

    The leaves will die back to the ground once the seeds have ripened, but they'll keep coming back each year. 

  • garden geekgarden geek Posts: 138

    Thanks for that,i will find a good spot for them

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