Sandersonia aurantiaca

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    Sandersonia is a monotypic genus from eastern South Africa and Swaziland where warm, humid summers are followed by cool, dry winters. I appreciate their golden colour and also find their shapes utterly delightful.

    I have wanted to grow this for 12 years after I saw one for the first time at a nursery I worked at. I spent years looking for viable seeds without any luck. Our aim is to grow as much from seed as possible to avoid introducing virus into our collection but last year I broke down and ordered some tubers from this nursery in Oregon. These are now blooming for the first time and look really healthy.

    xerantheum, vv04, Mat.Tauriello, and 12 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Bennilover, off for a few days 34 months ago | reply

      They look wonderfully healthy! I really respect what you're doing for horticulture.

    2. Jacob Uluwehi Knecht 34 months ago | reply

      Yes, quite.

      Thank you. I'm trying to do my part :)

    3. uphillblok 33 months ago | reply

      Exquisite bells !

    4. =Anubis= 33 months ago | reply

      Cool flowers !

    5. weshallmeetonthebeautifulshore 33 months ago | reply

      As dainty as a pope's mitre.

    6. Jacob Uluwehi Knecht 28 months ago | reply

      I'm glad you all enjoyed it. I hope the plants bloom again next year :)

      Ha! It is rather mitre-shaped.

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