Maguire's 'Strawberry Blend'

dondelduxSeptember 11, 2010

I think I have another favorite, just love the colors of this one...a very tiny bulb so I'm surprised at the almost 5" flowers on a 12" stalk! It catches your eye from a distance...hope somebody else likes it....

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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

It's beautiful!!!!! Is that PIXIE DUST I see??
:-)
K

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 5:58PM
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e36yellowm3(7 Raleigh, NC)

Nice picture, Donna. I love it too - here's mine from last year: From garden web 2

Alana

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 6:35PM
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dondeldux

Yup, a little bit of Pixie Dust....and Alana, I think yours is gorgeous a bit more curvaceous than mine...thanks...

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 8:52PM
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bluebonsai101(6a PA)

Another beauty.....can see why you guys love the OZ imports :o) Dan

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 9:48PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

I love the vivid pinks!!!
:-)
sparkle on!!
K

    Bookmark   September 12, 2010 at 12:40PM
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venkyblr(11)

They are just lovely. A treat to your eye on a dull day. Thank you for sharing Don.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 4:40AM
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joshy46013

Donna,

You are quite the photographer! It's beautiful :)

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 10:05AM
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ryan820(z5b Denver, Colorado, USA)

The only thing that would make it better is if it smelled like strawberry shortcake. *drool*

O'Ryan

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 7:56PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Ryan...you must be hungry!!
;-)
LOL!
K

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 8:13PM
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beachplant(9b)

Wow! Mine just finished blooming and the flowers were pale, barely streaked with pink, small and didn't open fully. I'm very disappointed in it.
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   September 28, 2010 at 5:48PM
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dondeldux

Tally, I've seen pictures of someone else's Strawberry Blend from this order and theirs wasn't optimum either. I think these poor bulbs can be very variable, and if we can get them to live we can look forward to better blooms another year. I must say, that all that have bloomed for me have been great, and Alana's from last years order was beautiful also. I wasn't happy with Pink Panther, but I think I think I just made a bad choice, but quite a few of mine will just be leaves this year, maybe just leaves is better than a disappointing flower.......

Donna

    Bookmark   September 28, 2010 at 6:28PM
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beachplant(9b)

the others that have bloomed all looked fabulous. We'll see what happens next year.
Tally Ho!

    Bookmark   September 29, 2010 at 1:33PM
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primeribs

Donna, Very stunning! I think I'll have to add it to the list : )

    Bookmark   October 6, 2010 at 1:03PM
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Universal0ne

Hello,

I'm new here and really hope I'm doing this correctly
Can anybody please tell me how one might go about
Getting one of these? I live in the USA and am told
By Australian growers that it FAR TOO EXPENSIVE
to buy from oz and import
Yet I recall when in my 20s, last century, there was a
Man named Don Rix whom I bought from frequently
Don't know what became of him
Can anybody help me buy one
PLEASE? Thanks so much. Now what do i do?

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 9:13PM
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Universal0ne

Ok plain and simple
I WILL BUY AN OFFSET FROM ANYBODY
WHO WILL SELL ME ONE
PLEASE, THANKS

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 9:16PM
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dondeldux

UniversalOne,

I agree that Strawberry Blend is a gorgeous flower! Unfortunately mine is long gone; it got cooked in extreme heat on a south facing deck the first summer I owned it. I had my plants on a table close to the house and I guess it was even hotter close to the wall with not much air flow and this one turned to mush; the only one this happened to.

The next year when there was another group order I wanted to order another but they weren't offering it that particular year so I bought a Grantly which was quite close but not quite as pretty with less white in it but pretty none the less. The same gorgeous cerise pink. I had bulbs planted in a whiskey barrel and when I pulled them I must have missed Grantly somehow as it has just disappeared. Fortunately I did get some seedling of Christmas Gift (white) by Grantly so maybe I'll be lucky enough to reproduce the gorgeous pink. I would guess that Strawberry Blend and Grantly were sister seedlings.

Good Luck in your quest, maybe you could ask someone from Australia on this forum to buy you a couple of bulbs and send them to you. It's much easier to send out of Australia than into it...

If you go through listings on EBay you will find a seller based in Australia who sells a few Maguire's bulbs. Sometimes the names are different...

Donna

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 8:47AM
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