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African Violets and Gesneriads: September photos and chitchat

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jamiew
Montgomery, AL

September 1, 2011
10:40 AM

Post #8788655

Hi all! I took the liberty to begin the September photos thread. Paliavana prasinata finally flowered after a three year wait!!!
It is dripping with ?nectar?water? begging to be fertilized. I attempted this, but the flower fell off the next day. Another bloom is opening today. Any suggestions on method of fertilization?

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jamiew
Montgomery, AL

September 1, 2011
10:41 AM

Post #8788658

Another view. Oh, and it doesn't have any scent to this nose, though I've read that scent is suppose to be foul.

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aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 1, 2011
12:39 PM

Post #8788818

I have no clue. Maybe the blooms are short lived?? Never seen one of those before. I have a Sinn. sp. in bloom. Will take a pic and post it a little later.

Connie
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2011
1:54 PM

Post #8788909

Wow! I don't know much about them,except they are water lovers.They are usually pollinated by bats,but is there any chance your plant self pollinated and then dropped it's flower?

Lynn
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 1, 2011
2:31 PM

Post #8788969

Here it is!! Had to hold up the bloom :)

Touch of Spice

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2011
2:49 PM

Post #8788986

What a beauty Sis!
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2011
7:10 AM

Post #8789956

Wow Jamie! This is VERY COOL!!! Congratulations!

http://www.burwur.net/sinns/5praMain.htm

http://www.gesneriads.ca/paliav02.htm

From what I understand, you grow and feed it pretty much like any Sinningia but keep in mind that it doesn't develop a tuber. It will therefore need a bit more steady watering. I'd fertilize it 1/4 strength with every watering - just like any other Gesneriad. Since they don't seem to be very fast growers, I don't think that they would need more fertilizer than that.

Ask the good folks on gphiles for advice. I bet that someone has grown/is growing them and has some actual facts and not just vague assumptions like I do... LOL

Olaf
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

September 2, 2011
10:01 AM

Post #8790216

Gorgeous sinningia Connie! They are 'happy face' flowers to me.
Thanks again for the links Olaf, very interesting. I water it at least every three days, with fertilizer all summer.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2011
7:53 AM

Post #8792525

Hey everyone. I'm still in lurk mode since I've been busy and stressed out for almost two straight months. I haven't forgotten about the Sinningia guttata seedlings (which are doing just fine btw.). I just haven't gotten around to shipping them. So sorry about that!

Anyhow. Here's the first flower on Kohleria 'Kapo' x 'Cinnamon Toast':

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dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2011
8:13 AM

Post #8792545

Stunning flower! How big is the plant? Lou
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2011
8:19 AM

Post #8792548

Thanks Lou!

The plant is one of the larger, sturdier Kohlerias and about a foot and a half tall with a thick stem and medium to large size leaves. The flower is about two inches long and about an inch and a half in diameter.
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

September 4, 2011
8:55 AM

Post #8792597

That is a really neat and different kohleria flower, Olaf. I love it!
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2011
9:02 AM

Post #8792609

Thanks Jamie!

Here's Primulina/Chirita tamiana with all white flowers without the two typical purple stripes in the throat:

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2011
9:03 AM

Post #8792610

And the whole plant:

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2011
9:03 AM

Post #8792611

Sinningia pusilla, closeup:

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2011
9:04 AM

Post #8792612

Sinningia muscicola:

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2011
9:42 AM

Post #8792685

Yes, I do grow some Violets! LOL

And this one is one of my favorites: Saintpaulia 'Allegro Appalachian Trail'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2011
9:42 AM

Post #8792687

One more time:

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
10:07 AM

Post #8792732

Great pictures Olaf! I love the Kohleria.I just wish it didn't get so big.

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2011
10:58 AM

Post #8792820

Thanks Lynn!

I know, right? She's a big girl. A foot and a half was probably a bit exaggerated anyway. Just over a foot right now is more like it. However, I'd expect her to grow to about a foot and a half once in full bloom.

She's definitely smaller than 'HCY's Jardin De Monet'.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
12:48 PM

Post #8792929

Mother's Lipstick is a pretty one.How big does she get?

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 4, 2011
2:07 PM

Post #8793038

'Kapo' x 'Cinnamon Toast' is somewhere inbetween 'Mother's Lipstick' and 'HCY's Jardin De Monet', the latter being the largest.

I haven't had any flowers on 'HCY's Jardin De Monet' but they should be pretty large as well. 'Mother's Lipstick' has, by far, the smallest flowers of the bunch (about 1/2 the size of the flowers on 'Kapo' x 'Cinnamon Toast').

'Mother's Lipstick' has been blooming non stop for me starting in June or early July and is a little over a foot tall.

'Kapo' x 'Cinnamon Toast' just started blooming and is about a foot tall.

'HCY's Jardin De Monet' hasn't bloomed yet and is already over a foot tall with a stem that's 3/4" thick...
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 7, 2011
7:32 AM

Post #8797470

Sinningia 'Bright Eyes'. Thanks Bonnie!

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 7, 2011
7:33 AM

Post #8797473

Sinningia 'Texas Zebra'. Thanks Gail!

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 7, 2011
7:34 AM

Post #8797476

Sinningia 'Lisa'. Thanks Gail!

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 7, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8797479

The orange one supposedly is Sinningia 'Neesa' (I doubt it but she's pretty anyway) and the red one is Sinningia 'Ozark Red Lightning'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 7, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8797482

Some more pure white flowers on Primulina/Chirita tamiana

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2011
9:30 AM

Post #8797611

Beautiful Olaf! I love that orange.

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 7, 2011
9:37 AM

Post #8797617

Thanks Lynn!

I do too! I think, I'll just call her "Jane Doe"... LOL
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2011
10:45 AM

Post #8797686

Sounds good.I know we need to have proper names for our plants,but since there are not too many oranges it might be identifiable...but not if it was grown frpm mixed seeds.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 7, 2011
11:20 AM

Post #8797725

I actually received the plant from Belisle's before they shut their doors and you are right: Not too many orange minis out there, so there might be a chance... I'll take some more pics and ask the good folks on GPhiles. :)
imadigger
Palm Bay, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 7, 2011
12:44 PM

Post #8797836

Olaf, they are all so pretty. I can't wait until I have a sinningia.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 8, 2011
4:06 PM

Post #8799602

Sinningia 'California Gold' x leucotricha. First flower.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 8, 2011
4:07 PM

Post #8799603

Orange mini Sinningia. Maybe S. 'Super Orange' or one of its offspring. In any case, I love the pop of vibrant orange. :)

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 8, 2011
4:07 PM

Post #8799604

Sinningia 'Lisa'.

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jamiew
Montgomery, AL

September 8, 2011
4:22 PM

Post #8799618

I like Lisa. The doubles are really beautiful
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 8, 2011
4:24 PM

Post #8799622

For me, doubles are an acquired taste. I'm not too big a fan of them and only have a few. However, 'Lisa' is in my top ten of favorite mini Sinningias... :)
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
7:12 PM

Post #8801445

Leucotricha cross sounds really interesting, are the leaves fuzzy too? Congrats on the 1st flower!
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
7:18 PM

Post #8801452

Got the first bloom too, it's Alsobia Chiappas, thanks Jamie!

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jamiew
Montgomery, AL

September 9, 2011
7:46 PM

Post #8801500

Yeah! Your plant looks lovely with those beautiful green leaves. Its' mother just put on a nice performance for me also, but I wish it would save it for the local show in March. Does anyone know how to force an alsobia into bloom?
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 10, 2011
4:35 PM

Post #8802694

Nice Alsobia! Mine had one flower and then inexplicably croaked...

Alsobias bloom on and off throughout the year. I don't know of any method to force the non-stoloniferous ones.

Eucodonia 'Tiny Tot':

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 10, 2011
4:35 PM

Post #8802695

Sinningia guttata:

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 10, 2011
4:36 PM

Post #8802697

Sinningia 'California Gold' x leucotricha. I like the flower and I think that the plant has potential. It's in its first growth cycle. Too early to tell.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 10, 2011
4:37 PM

Post #8802699

Nematanthus hybrid:

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 10, 2011
5:49 PM

Post #8802788

Great pictures everybody!

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8808284

Sinningia 'Amizade'. Already has two buds. Thanks so much, Lynn! This is my favorite small Sinningia! :)

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8808285

Sinningia 'Bright Eyes'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2011
12:55 PM

Post #8808287

Sinningia guttata. Second seedling.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2011
12:57 PM

Post #8808289

Sinningia 'Chippewa Twilight'

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2011
12:59 PM

Post #8808292

Nematanthus hybrid. @Jamie: Not a Kohleria but a Nematanthus after all... LOL

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2011
12:59 PM

Post #8808293

Once more, from the side

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2011
1:00 PM

Post #8808297

Eucodonia 'Tiny Tot'. I think that those fuzzy leaves and tiny flowers make it one of the most adorable Gesneriads. :)

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2011
1:01 PM

Post #8808298

Different flower and some more buds

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2011
1:02 PM

Post #8808302

Kohleria 'Peridots Mango Martini'. Not too floriferous for me but the flowers are nice size, last for a long time and I just love the colors. :)

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2011
1:04 PM

Post #8808305

Kohleria 'Peridots Kitlope' x 'Pink Shadows'. This one has been blooming its little behind off for months now. I left all the spent pedicels on it to show just how floriferous it is.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2011
1:05 PM

Post #8808309

Kohleria 'Kapo' x 'Cinnamon Toast'. Second flower. I LOVE this one.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2011
3:35 PM

Post #8808545

Sinningia reitzii "New Zealand"

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2011
3:35 PM

Post #8808547

Sinningia lineata "Highly Spotted Clone".

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2011
3:40 PM

Post #8808552

I love the pictures Olaf! I can't believe Amizade is budding already...must be your magic touch LOL.They are all adorable,but I especially love 'Kapo' x'Cinnamon Toast ' and Sinningia reitzii.

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2011
3:45 PM

Post #8808560

Thanks Lynn!

Unfortunately, S. reitzii only has this foliage pattern on juvenile plants, as far as I was able to find out. Once they grow up, they have plain green but nonetheless very attractive foliage. So, I'll enjoy it while it lasts. :)

'Amizade' has surprised me quite a bit alrady. She arrived with almost no signs of wilt and perked right up in a baggie. Now she has two buds. This one certainly is "The Perfect Hybrid", as Arleen Dewell titled an article on 'Amizade' in Gesneriads a while back. :)
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

September 14, 2011
6:54 PM

Post #8808815

Really nice! Are you going to grow out the Kohleria Kapo X Cinn Toast three generations and name it? It's a fantastic flower.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2011
7:15 PM

Post #8808855

Thanks Jamie!

Well, I certainly plan on doing so and I have already figured out a potential name. Kapo is in Hawaiian mythology a goddess of fertility (and many more things) and she has a daughter named Laka (goddess of, among other things, the Hula dance). I think that Kohleria 'Laka' would be an appropriate name.

The funniest thing is that I kept another half dozen of its siblings and none of them have bloomed yet. This could be very interesting next season or even towards the end of this season... :)
imadigger
Palm Bay, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 15, 2011
5:53 AM

Post #8809260

What a great collection of beauty. Some of them I've never seen before. I guess I'll have to make some room for some new gessies. I love my little S, gutata from you, and can't wait to see it bloom. It's growing so nicely. Where do you get your gessies from? I've never bought any before, just violets.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 15, 2011
9:38 AM

Post #8809572

Thanks! :)

I grow a lot from seed, also get a lot in trades and if I mail order, I do that at Rob's, LLG and Dave's.
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

September 15, 2011
10:10 AM

Post #8809606

That's a perfect name!
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

September 15, 2011
2:11 PM

Post #8809912

Beautiful as alway Olaf!

Wow,wow,wow@ Kapo x Cinnamon Toast
eucodonia tiny tot is a cutie too

Jan
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 18, 2011
12:29 PM

Post #8813557

I have a question. I have probably 15 African Violets. Some from the grocery store & some from growers. And they all bloom over & over so I must be doing somehting correctly. I've had some for @20 years.
But eventually they all seem to form long, brown stems. So I cut off the roots, plave the plant in a container of water, wait for roots, and then re-pot.
Is forming these stems normal and is this how I should be getting new roots on them?

Thanks...
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 20, 2011
8:06 AM

Post #8816102

Kohleria 'Dark Velvet'. She has never bloomed for me indoors. This is the first season that I tried her outdoors here in Chicago and that's the result:

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 20, 2011
8:07 AM

Post #8816103

Kohleria 'Dark Velvet'. First flower.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 20, 2011
8:07 AM

Post #8816104

Kohleria 'Dark Velvet'. Second flower.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 20, 2011
8:08 AM

Post #8816105

Kohleria 'Dark Velvet'. Second flower, side view.

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 20, 2011
10:13 AM

Post #8816265

Very nice Olaf.I was just sent a start of it.

Qwilter,
I will try to answer your question.Violets don't usually get long brown stems,but maybe you are growing them with more than one center crown or do you mean they are getting long necks?.There are lots of ways to fix this,but if yours have been happy for 20 years,why change what you are doing? You can always cut part of the neck off,let it dry slightly and dust it with a fungicide and replant it.Violets do lose their lower leaves as they age and new growth comes from the center.Hope this helps.

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 20, 2011
10:36 AM

Post #8816287

Thanks Lynn!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 20, 2011
11:36 AM

Post #8816339

OK, I guess it is the "neck" I was referring to.
Thanks... some seem to get necks regularly and others don't.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 20, 2011
1:33 PM

Post #8816448

All of them eventually develop a neck.If it's just a short one all you have to do is set the plant deeper into a new pot,fill,and water carefully till well established.If it's a long neck you need to "perform surgery". Here's a useful link.
http://www.robsviolet.com/lessons/necks.htm
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 20, 2011
4:35 PM

Post #8816706

That would be another pretty good link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E41MZG8Keg

I agree with Lynn. They all will develop a neck sooner or later as new leaves grow and old leaves drop.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 21, 2011
4:05 AM

Post #8817353

Thanks...Currently most are in full bloom but I do want to re-pot before winter sets on so I can work outside.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2011
8:14 AM

Post #8819207

A better picture of Sinningia 'Orange Zinger':

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2011
8:15 AM

Post #8819210

Kohleria 'Bristol's Possibly Bronze' x 'Pink Shadows'. First flower.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2011
2:33 PM

Post #8819705

Sinningia 'Amizade'. Look! Buds! :)

Thanks so much Lynn!

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2011
3:48 PM

Post #8819806

I'm excited for you Olaf! I had 'Orange Zinger' once upon a time and it's so pretty.

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2011
4:02 PM

Post #8819834

Thanks Lynn!

I'll put your name on a cutting as soon as they're ready. :)
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2011
5:47 PM

Post #8819951

Thanks Olaf,but I wasn't really begging...I promise.LOL
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2011
6:07 PM

Post #8819965

You weren't, Lynn. It's all good. :)
imadigger
Palm Bay, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2011
6:43 AM

Post #8820400

I can't wait to see the flowers open. Your sins. are adorable.
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2011
7:58 AM

Post #8820472

Thank you! :)
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2011
8:08 AM

Post #8820478

Achimenes erecta 'Tiny Red'. Any day now...

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2011
10:30 AM

Post #8820671

Pretty foliage.Do you have to store the rhizomes in the winter?

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2011
10:44 AM

Post #8820691

Thanks Lynn!

Well, actually that's one of the Achimenes species with a pretty late season. I grew them from seed last year and they went dormant - pretty much over night - in late January and were dormant until June. The rhizomes were tiny and I hope that this time, the plant will make some bigger ones and more than the five or six that it made the last time around... :)

All Achimenes have this well defined dormancy period but usually they start in about April and are finished by about mid October. Their rhizomes are much tougher and tighter than Kohleria-rhizomes, for instance, and are very well suited to survive long periods of adverse conditions.

Achimenes erecta is the type species of the genus, btw., and has been in cultivation since the 1700s if I'm not mistaken.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2011
12:11 PM

Post #8820783

Thanks for the info Olaf.

Lynn
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2011
12:13 PM

Post #8820785

You're welcome, Lynn!
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 24, 2011
4:05 PM

Post #8822446

Very nice looking plants...as always :)

Connie
phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

September 27, 2011
7:01 AM

Post #8826390

Hello everyone.
Below is not the best pic of a one of the vestiges of my AV/Gessie collection, whose name I can't quite remember. Got the cuttings from Gram a couple of years ago. Never bloomed under lights, but seems to be loving my bedroon window--who'd have thunk??? Lousy light, low humidity, and it took off! Anyone got a name? It's on the tip of my tongue...HA! :P

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imadigger
Palm Bay, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 27, 2011
9:39 AM

Post #8826612

Don't know her name, but she sure is pretty!
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 27, 2011
10:27 AM

Post #8826640

That's without any doubt Gloxinella lindeniana. Not the easiest Gessie to bloom. Good job!
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2011
11:53 AM

Post #8826696

Very pretty.Welcome back Jan :-).Come on over and play bingo.

Lynn
phoebesviolets
Land of OZ, CT
(Zone 6a)

September 27, 2011
4:48 PM

Post #8827060

Yup! That's it! Gonna make a tag this time! Thanks !
Bingo sounds good! :-)

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 27, 2011
6:46 PM

Post #8827232

Sinningia 'California Gold'. First buds. As usual, the suspense is killing me...

I've been absent from the forum a bit lately. I have been very busy remodeling my kitchen and taking care of my partner Greg.

Also, the steady stream of boxes full of cuttings that all you wonderful folks out there keep sending me have kept me on my feet and helped keep me going through a month full of stress...

Thanks everyone for being so kind to me and for entrusting a novice grower like me with cuttings of your precious jewels! :)

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2011
1:27 PM

Post #8828148

That's a beauty Olaf!
You...a novice grower? Not hardly! I think both your thumbs are green LOL.

Lynn

bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 28, 2011
2:31 PM

Post #8828244

Well, I am. I got my first Kohleria cutting three years ago and have only gotten serious in early Summer last year... :)

I guess, I must have inherited the green thumb(s) from my mother and grandmother...
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
7:32 AM

Post #8830331

Hey everyone!

Since this is the last day of September, I thought I'd post some pictures of what's blooming around here to brighten up the dreary Fall weather. :)

Sinningia 'California Gold':

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
7:32 AM

Post #8830332

Sinningia 'California Gold', closeup:

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
7:33 AM

Post #8830333

Sinningia 'Chippewa Twilight'. Still going strong while most of my other minis are taking a break.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
7:34 AM

Post #8830334

Sinningia pusilla. They just won't quit. :)

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
7:34 AM

Post #8830335

Sinningia 'Orange Zinger'. One of the best orange Sinningias.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8830337

Kohleria 'Flirt'. Blooming and blooming and blooming...

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8830339

Kohleria 'Kapo' x 'Cinnamon Toast':

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8830340

Kohleria 'Kapo' x 'Cinnamon Toast'. Another flower.

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2011
10:25 AM

Post #8830511

Great pictures Olaf! My Kohlerias are being stubborn about blooming right now.

Lynn
jannich
Andalusia, AL
(Zone 8b)

September 30, 2011
12:32 PM

Post #8830652

so pretty,droolinggggggggggggg.

Jan
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
7:49 PM

Post #8831129

I thought it would be appropriate to bid the season farewell with some shots of tubers and rhizomes to remind us all that Spring will be back in a few short months. :)

Sinningia 'Seminole'. Doubled the size of the tuber in only one growing season. Missed to take a shot while dug up...

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
7:50 PM

Post #8831132

Gloxinella lindeniana. Cuttings going into panic mode and putting out aerial propagules (essentially rhizomes above ground) all over the place...

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
7:51 PM

Post #8831135

Sinningia eumorpha 'Saltao'. A shot from about a year ago when my very first Sinningia tuber went dormant. :)

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
7:52 PM

Post #8831136

Kohleria 'Jester'. Rhizomes.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
7:53 PM

Post #8831139

Sinningia 'California Gold' x leucotricha. Can't wait for Spring to arrive... :)

bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
7:54 PM

Post #8831141

And the pic. Duh!

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
7:55 PM

Post #8831143

Kohleria 'Bach'. Rhizomes. Old picture, repost.

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bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
7:56 PM

Post #8831145

Chrysothemis friedrichsthaliana. I wonder how long they'll be dormant this time...

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imadigger
Palm Bay, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 1, 2011
5:13 AM

Post #8831377

I got a sin. tuber in a RR. What do I do with it? Should I put it in some potting mix and let it sit? I've never had tubers before, other than tulips and glads. And they won't grow down her in Florida. What a bummer that is.

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