2013 Achievements - Some perennials

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2013 Achievements - Some perennials

Post by khabbab » December 15th, 2013, 9:15 pm

Upon insistence of many members specially farhan to post my pics not just on FB and my blog but on forum too, i am posting some uncommon perennials i grew from seed or from cutting myself. Most are pot grown. I am sure it will be an inspiration for many new gardeners to try new things.

Heliotropium arborescens "marine" Seeds from Chiltern UK. Seeds sown in October last year and germination was good. Flowers are very fragrant. Survived the summer as well as monsoon. Then i lost it during shifting of my home.

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Asarina climber Probably asarina scandens or purpurea - Seeds from Sun shine seeds germany - Seeds germinated very good. It needs full sun and i gave it partial shade and it was in small pot hence not much flowers. If grown in full sun in soil bed, this vine will cover the while plant.

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Oenothera pallida "innocence" Evening primrose Seeds from Chiltern UK. Good germination. It is a fragrant perennial. Again, i did not give it full sun due to its first year. plus it was in pot But if given good sun and soil bed, it will be a good addition. Zahrah nasir from dawn told me that it is a pakka perennial in lahore and islamabad.

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Passiflora Incense Grown from cutting give to me by a friend. Great flower power. Good fragrance too. Plant is in soil bed but flowers on terrace because sun exposure is only on terrace.

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Echinacea Purpurea - White Swan Seeds from Chiltern Seeds UK. Good germination. Fragrant flower. Very good drought resistance. Needs good drainage as the one in soil bed died but one in pot remained. But it will grow much better in soil bed as mine in pot is yet to give offsets. Better sown in situ as the tap root mind if disturbed once established. Needs full sun.


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Podranea ricasoliana 'Pink Trumpet Vine' Grown from a cutting taken from a plant given to me by Mir afzal sb. Mild strawberry fragrance. All flowers do not bloom at once but in sequence. So it flowers from october start to november end. It is in soil bed just under need tree but flowers on terrace due to sun exposure.

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Cyrtanthus mackenii - Ifafa lily - probably i posted it before. But is a bulbous plant famous for its long flowering and fruity fragrance. It flowers from november till march in lahore. From amaryllis family. Bulbs i got from a friend for a cheap price. A must have for lahore if you can find the bulbs. Its fragrance give competition to murraya and ylang ylang vine.

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Re: 2013 Achievements - Some perennials

Post by Hamad » December 15th, 2013, 10:44 pm

great Khabbab sb I really like your pink trumpet vine and passiflora and I will try to get some cuttings from you, and can you post some more pics for Ifafa lily in order to get a better or full view of this plant and is it fragrant too?

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Re: 2013 Achievements - Some perennials

Post by Mustansir Billah » December 15th, 2013, 11:40 pm

Beautiful flowers. One first look it looks like that someone has pinched holes in Passiflora. :D

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Re: 2013 Achievements - Some perennials

Post by rafique » December 16th, 2013, 9:15 am

Worth sharing.
Beautiful.
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Re: 2013 Achievements - Some perennials

Post by Asim_Nawaz » December 16th, 2013, 9:27 am

Beautiful Flowers

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Re: 2013 Achievements - Some perennials

Post by Izhar » December 16th, 2013, 9:35 am

Thank you Khabbab bhai for sharing these...

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Re: 2013 Achievements - Some perennials

Post by khabbab » December 16th, 2013, 10:21 am

ifafa lily is fragrant sure i will post some more pics. passiflora i grew from sucker given to me. It keeps producing suckers so you can get it from me.
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Re: 2013 Achievements - Some perennials

Post by omerkhalid » December 16th, 2013, 1:08 pm

Love all the flowers, i also have this passiflora in pots and the fragrance is great just like PONDS cream. i would love to have some bulbs of Cyrtanthus mackenii - Ifafa lily, it seems like one of my dream flower, just like tube rose and Freesia, both have beautiful flowers and a beautiful smell too.

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Re: 2013 Achievements - Some perennials

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » December 16th, 2013, 2:25 pm

beautiful and exotic plants...thanks for sharing sir....

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Re: 2013 Achievements - Some perennials

Post by new gardener » December 16th, 2013, 8:30 pm

Subhanllah .. Very Nice flowers sir..

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