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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Veltheimia bracteata 'Rosalba'

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

I thought this would struggle outside in the polytunnel over winter but it’s done remarkably well. The flowers stalled a bit in Jan/Feb but it now has two fully open blooms. First time it’s flowered too. I’ve put them in a shady spot now in the garden for summer. I have one other variety which finished flowering recently, pure lemon yellow #forestlily #veltheimia #veltheimia-bracteata #veltheimiabracteatarosalba

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tash74

Ooh, that's really pretty! Lovely delicate shading 😍

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Sesiltamen

AMAZING ⭐️

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jaynehynesburton

That's lovely Rich

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sherrisgarden

Very pretty 😍

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juliesgarden

Wow 🤩💛

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godfreye

That’s lovely🤗

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you everyone 🙂 @tash74 @Sesiltamen @jaynehynesburton @sherrisgarden @juliesgarden @godfreye

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sherrisgarden

Very welcome 😀

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2019
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richard.spicer.7906

Morning 👋🏼 - apart from yesterdays egg mystery, there is lots of other egg-citing things happening in the polytunnel (see what I did there??) ...... *tumbleweed*..... I’ll get my coat 😒 🤣 🐔 #forestlily #veltheimia #veltheimia-bracteata #veltheimiabracteatarosalba

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richard.spicer.7906

Two flower spikes this winter! And the bulb is getting quite juicy large now. First year I’ve left them outside, frost protected. I think they are hardier than they appear

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cyndi

Amazing cant wait to see the actual flowers

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sharonhayden

How eggrousing 🤣🐔🐔🐔

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suerichards

Please keep us posted when they all flower please 👌

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juliesgarden

Oh that’s egg..cellent 🥴😂😂

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richard.spicer.7906

It’s still there in the polytunnel, so no one has come to claim their egg yet 🥚🤭😂😂 @sharonhayden @juliesgarden

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richard.spicer.7906

Thank you both 🙏🏼 will keep you posted 😊 @cyndi @suerichards

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cyndi

Very welcome xoxo

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Squares

😂

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

Also - one of my Forest Lily plants is beginning to flower 😄. Veltheimia is a winter flowering bulb, and so far for me it has proven to be evergreen as it has been in green foliage for over a year now with no signs of dying back now. Not sure if I should have forced dormancy during the summer but too late now anyway! This is the first flower I’ve had on ‘Rosalba’ and it has rosè tubular florets with lemon yellow tips 👌🏼 - just waiting for my other ‘Lemon Flame’ cultivar to do the same now 😁

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richard.spicer.7906

#veltheimia #veltheimia-bracteata #veltheimiabracteatarosalba #forestlily

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suerichards

Keep us posted @richard.spicer.7906 it looks amazing 👏👏

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Sue 😊 will post as the flower opens more. I’m so pleased with it as only has a single bulb and it already has two offsets now, the foliage has really opened out quite a bit - might be too big for the windowsill this winter 😂

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

Same as the other #veltheimia but different cultivar 'Rosalba' - again, I've planted the bulb with its neck exposed slightly. Both these pots are on my windowsill in a sunny position, and indoors. #veltheimia-bracteata #veltheimiabracteatarosalba #forestlily

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