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A Giant Chincherinchee...

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The flowers of the summer growing Giant Chincherinchee, Ornithogalum saundersiae, are long lasting, the lower flowers being replaced by newly opened flowers from the crown. The dark green, almost black, ovaries contrast beautifully with the creamy-white petals. The plant occurs naturally in northern KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga & Gauteng. The flower stem grows up to 150cm and makes an ideal cut flower. The plant is easily raised from seed. The large bulb should not be deeply planted and must not be over watered. The bulb is very toxic.

 

With thanks to Lenabem-Anna for sharing Texture – 227 @: www.flickr.com/photos/lenabem-anna/6702021929/in/faves-56...

 

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Taken on January 25, 2012