Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: My amaryllis plants

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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Jan 2, 2013 11:21 AM CST
I wanted to post a couple of pictures of my amaryllis plants. They are going dormant so hopefully I will see blooms in Spring. None have produced blooms in 2 years. I also rescued a Red Lion amaryllis bulb today.

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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jan 2, 2013 2:48 PM CST
Cameron, I hope you get lots of blooms in the spring. That was nice of you to rescue Red Lion, that is a very nice one. It was my first one, then I got a white last January, after their rest both are getting bloom scapes. This fall of course I wanted more, so I added Papillio, Red Pearl, Comet, Apple Blossom and Aphrodite, all getting ready to bloom. Big Grin
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jan 2, 2013 2:55 PM CST
My last years bulbs iare sitting dormant in a dark cool basement room. I put them there in Oct. I'm going to give them a little water and start bring them up to a warm sunny window 2 at a time.
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mcash70
Jan 2, 2013 3:07 PM CST
Paul, seems to me you have quite a few bulbs, it will be great to see those beauties all winter.

Red Pearl is blooming and is is awesome, I will post photos soon.
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Jan 2, 2013 5:18 PM CST
Thanks Margaret. I hope to see blooms this year. Mine have been actively growing since last Winter. i finally put them in a dark room to make them go dormant. Its great that yours are producing scapes, and you have a very nice collection. Papillio is so beautiful, I saw Aphrodite at Walmart this year but I didn't buy it. I'm regretting that decision lol. I'll definitely look for that cultivar next year. I currently have Apple Blossom, Minerva, Best Seller,Vittatum and my newest Red Lion. I should have done the same thing as you Paul. I didn't know I had to stop watering them in October, maybe that's why mine haven't bloomed. I stopped watering a couple of weeks ago. I look forward to seeing your Red Pearl bloom Margaret.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jan 2, 2013 6:32 PM CST
Cameron, I hope when Best Seller and Vittatum blooms you will add photos to the database, I just checked and there is no photo for Best Seller and Vittatum isn't listed.

When my white hybrids leaves wouldn't turn yellow after weeks of no water, I took it out of the pot, I had to moisten the planting mix to get it off the bulb it was so dry, I then washed the bulb and cleaned it up and laid it on it's side on paper towels on top of my dryer in the laundry room, the leaves yellowed a lot faster that way, then I cut the leaves to about 3" and stored it in a cool dark cupboard.
Name: JT Sessions
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gone2seed
Jan 3, 2013 9:25 AM CST
It has been a bad year for my bulbs.I neglected them until too late to get Christmas blooms.Now they are repotted and hopefully there will be plenty of spring blooms.Here is a bloom from last year.Ruby MeyerThumb of 2013-01-03/gone2seed/5312bf
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jan 3, 2013 9:49 AM CST
That's a pretty one JT, I hope you get spring blooms too.
Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
Jan 3, 2013 10:48 AM CST
I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the Best Seller blooms. i added a picture of my vittatum bloom from 2010. i'll definitely try that for my amaryllis bulbs because despite being in dark area with no water for 2 weeks they still have plenty of green leaves lol. That's a beautiful bloom JT.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jan 3, 2013 1:22 PM CST
I hope it works for you Cameron.

Here is Red Pearl, what a gorgeous bloom, color is so deep and rich, hard to capture, bloom size today 8 & 1/2 inches.
In the sunshine yesterday.

Today.
Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
Jan 3, 2013 1:34 PM CST
Wow your Red Pearl is breath taking Margaret. That's on my list for amaryllis plants this year. I rinsed off all of my bulbs and now I'm letting them dry. i found a couple of new baby bulbs on my Vittatum amaryllis.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jan 3, 2013 1:39 PM CST
Nice pictures Margaret....my camera wouldn't pick up the almost black sheen on Red Pearl either.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jan 3, 2013 1:59 PM CST
Thank you Cameron. How nice you have baby bulbs. How many years before I see baby bulbs on my Amaryllis.

Thank you Paul, I took a lot of photos, at different angles, in the sun, those were the best, of course I will keep taking more hoping to capture the sheen. Rolling on the floor laughing Maybe if we had some sort of filter, but I can't add lenses anyway. Shrug!
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Jan 3, 2013 2:29 PM CST
My vittatum amaryllis plants seem to reproduce faster than my others. I've had Minerva and Apple Blossom for 2 years now but they haven't produced any offsets yet.
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Jan 3, 2013 4:20 PM CST
Mcash those are beautiful pictures.I have not grown Red Pearl yet but do have Black Pearl somewhere in the pile.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 3, 2013 4:44 PM CST
Thanks JT, I am going to add them to the database when I get time. Black Pearl sounds lovely, I checked the database and it isn't there. Sad
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Jan 4, 2013 8:20 AM CST
I think Black Pearl is one of those amaryllis that has two names.If I remember correctly BP and Benfica are the same plant.My camera doesn't do justice to this one .It's really dark.Thumb of 2013-01-04/gone2seed/3cd852
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 4, 2013 10:15 AM CST
JT, that is a gorgeous red, and yes it sure is hard to capture the true color of our blooms.

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