Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: New seedling bloom

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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Mar 26, 2013 3:44 PM CST
After a few years I have a new seedling blooming. The original tag has been long lost, so I don't know the parentage other than that it's a cybister-type seedling. I think the seed parent may have been 'Chico', as that was one of the first (if the first) canisters I had.

At any rate, after three or four years of waiting for blooms, I was so excited to finally see a bloom stalk emerge. Then when it was about halfway grown, "something" mysteriously broke it off. No one in my home has yet fessed up. I immediately stuck in in a bud vase and crossed my fingers. About 10 to 12 days later this first bloom opened! I think it may have developed a little more color if it had been able to develop fully on the bulb, but otherwise I really like it. It's a nice pale green with just a hint of burgundy or dark red deep in the throat and at the outside base of each petal. Unfortunately, the other buds won't have the chance to develop as the stem is about kaput. Thumb of 2013-03-26/Carter/a031cc
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Name: Barbara
Palm Coast, FL
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bsharf
Mar 27, 2013 5:51 AM CST

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Glad that you were able to salvage the first bloom. At least you know that the bulb is now blooming size: something to look forward too next year.
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Mar 27, 2013 8:41 AM CST
Nice.I would say Chico was almost certainly a parent.
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Mar 27, 2013 7:37 PM CST
Thnaks. Just re-read my original post. Gotta love auto-correct! I meant "cybister", not "canister", lol.

LindasFlowers
Jan 22, 2014 3:57 PM CST
I really like the Cybister Amaryllis in Lime Green and a two tone Green and Dk. Red.
Where can I but these Amaryllis?
Thanks,
Linda Graham
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Jan 23, 2014 10:00 AM CST
LindasFlowers said:I really like the Cybister Amaryllis in Lime Green and a two tone Green and Dk. Red.
Where can I but these Amaryllis?

Linda,most of the online supply houses can supply you with the cybisters.I have had good luck with Easy to Grow Bulbs for one.Sometimes you get a mislabeled bulb but they always replace those.You might also try Liz Fichtl at Arghya Gardens.She has a good selection but not many of each.In other words,her bulbs for sale are increase from her own collection.I will look up her web address and come back and post it here.
Web address is http://www.arghyagardens.com
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