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Tulbaghia Tweed NEW CULTIVAR NAME

Plant Name

Tulbaghia 'Tweed' NEW CULTIVAR NAME

My ref

1952

Obtained From

Open pollinated seed sown 2006

Date

2009

Synonyms

None

Species



Interspecific hybrids



Hybrids

Yes.

Verified



Notes completed

Yes.

Leaves

Dark-green with slight glaucous coating, glossy beneath and suffused pink-violet at base, lower surface ribbed, length 20 - 23 cm, 3.5 mm wide at base expanding to 5 mm tapering to obtuse/acute apex. Upper third twisted somewhat. Little garlic odour detected.

Scape

Length 43 - 45 cm, 4 mm wide at base.

Umbel

12 flowered opening in succession. Nodding but eventually upright when fading.

Pedicels

Length 15 -17 mm.

Perianth Tube

7 mm long at the level of the lower perianth segments, pale-green with brown stripes, suffused purple-brown where exposed to sun and slightly glaucous.

Perianth Segments

Two whorls set at the same level, upper whorl adnate to the corona approximately 1 mm. Oblong-obtuse approx 5 mm long, 2 mm wide at base. Green suffused pink-violet at margins.

Corona On Opening

Fleshy, orange-brown, tri-lobed, 3 mm long connate at the base for approx 1mm.

Anthers

Two alternate whorls, upper whorl level with the base of the corona, lower whorl approximately 2 mm below and level with the stigma.

Ovary

Ovoid-elongated, 4 mm long.

Style

Approximately 1.75 mm.

Stigma

Capitate.

Capsule



Day Scented

No.

Night Scented

Slightly.

Flowering Starts

June.

Flowering Ends

September.

Date Photographed

5/8/09

Date Notes Taken

14/8/09

Does It Set Seed



Verification Required



Additional Notes

NAME Tulbaghia ‘Tweed’ registered with KAVB 6/11/09

Summary

Above relatively slender dark-green leaves suffused with pink-violet at the base, 43 - 45 cm scapes support 12 flowered umbels of flowers which have green segments suffused at the margins with pink-violet and a contrasting orange brown corona. The flowers open in succession, rising to a vertical position as the flowers mature and eventually fade. In flower from June - September/October the colours are evocative of Scottish tweed, subtle but intriguing, and therefore probably best appreciated and viewed on the bench.



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