Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mystery solved

I few posts, back I was of the opinion that this was not an Acidanthera, and I am correct. I now remember picking up the broken marker from the garden and placing it on the pot until I could get around to making a new one. Now, if only I could remember where the Acidanthera is growing, guess I will just have to wait until it blooms.

I spent some time going back through my pictures from last year and found one showing the flowers of the mystery plant.

It happens to be an Auricula primrose. Like the polyanthus group, they are native to Europe. They come in a wide range of colors in single, semi-double or fully double forms, and these plants do like more sun than the polyanthus types. Even though the auriculas are among the most drought-tolerant of all the primroses, they still prefer a moist, well drained soil.


12 comments:

Batista said...

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Outside In said...

It's great when you can figure out what plant it is, I still am trying to figure out some of my flowers.
I think I have sometimers, cause sometimes I forget...Hehehe

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Hi kewee.... It good that you solve the mystery ... Never know Gardening is fairly mysterious... haha ... cheers!! Blog On! ~ bangchik

tina said...

Very pretty primrose too. Glad you figured it out.

Kim and Victoria said...

The acidenthera should come up looking a like the gladiolus it is. I love those flowers and always overwinter the corns.

Becca's Dirt said...

I love the colors of the primroses. Just beautiful. Enjoy this nice day.

hostagirl said...

I am jealous of your sprouts and blooms and all those big beautiful Hosta leaves!! We are still in the 40 degree range but looking forward to 70's for the weekend. Maybe it will wake up my precious Hostas. I am anxious to see who survived this long winter.

Dirt Princess said...

ooooohhh very pretty! Glad you figured it out.

Treesparrow said...

yup... got one of these in my garden flowering just now (not over hardy however)

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Very pretty, I've never seen one of those before.

flowrgirl1 said...

love the primrose! I'm hoping to really expand my collection this summer.

Grace Peterson said...

Beautiful flowers, KeeWee. I hope the acidenthera shows up soon.