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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Apr 21, 2013 1:46 PM CST
I can't for sure remember the name of this one. I gave most of my Amaryllis bulbs to my sister in South Florida a few years ago but this is one I apparently kept. I've had it for four or five years and it resembles another one that just bloomed that I know is Minerva but this one looks a "little" different to my eyes and I'm just so bad at comparing photo's:
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Apr 26, 2013 8:30 PM CST
Lin this is a photo of my Minerva.. Smiling Thumb of 2013-04-27/quietyard/e22c3a
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Apr 27, 2013 8:18 AM CST
Linda, that's a beauty! I have two containers with Amaryllis, one I know for sure is Minerva (looks just like your's) and the other (in my above photo) seems to have more petals but the same color/shadings/markings.

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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Apr 27, 2013 11:39 AM CST
Lin I noticed that yours had more petals. Looks like an extra fancy Minerva, doesn't it ? I have no idea what it is, but it is gorgeous . Thumbs up
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Apr 27, 2013 1:53 PM CST
Lin, do all of the blooms have the extra petals, if it does than it is not Minerva.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Apr 27, 2013 2:19 PM CST
Lin, forgot to say it is very pretty. Thumbs up

Linda, your Minerva is also very pretty. Thumbs up
Name: Barbara
Palm Coast, FL
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bsharf
Apr 27, 2013 2:22 PM CST

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Is that a fused flower? Draw a line down the middle, the two sides of the bloom look like mirror images of each other. Sometimes the reproductive parts have an abnormal number. The other clue is that the center is wider that it should be, as if it was two centers, side by side. Normally a fused flower is only in one bud, but I think that your other buds look as if they might also produce fused flowers. Very interesting. I think you might have a Minerva that has, for some reason, produced fused blooms or has some other structural abnormality. Next year, it might continue doing "its thing" or it might revert to a normal form. Thumb of 2013-04-27/bsharf/cdffe6 This is my photo of Louise with a fused flower to show you what I am talking about.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Apr 27, 2013 2:34 PM CST
Aw, I didn't know about that, still learning. Green Grin!
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Apr 27, 2013 2:47 PM CST
That is very interesting info Barb. Smiling

Thanks Margaret. Big Grin
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Apr 27, 2013 2:52 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Linda.

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