Let's Share Amaryllis: Outside amaryllis

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Let's Share Amaryllis

By dave
January 18, 2015

Do you have Amaryllis plants in bloom? Now's the time to share the photos! No blooms to share? Then enjoy the show, and post your comments about the photos.

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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Jan 23, 2015 12:46 PM CST
My hairdresser has a lovely bed of red hardy amaryllis around a tree in her front yard. She has promised me a start of them this spring. She has no idea what their name would be, they were passed down from her husbands Mom I think, and my friend is 70, so the plants origin are old. Anyone out there have anything like this. Wish I had a pix of them, but they are a true blood red.
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill
Name: Barbara
Palm Coast, FL
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bsharf
Jan 24, 2015 2:18 AM CST
What you will have is a "pass along" Amaryllis, the best kind, since they come with the joy and affection of the previous gardener. Blood Red might be Red Lion, a cultivar which has been in gardens since the early 1950s. Someday you can pass them down to your family and friends.
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
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donnabking
Jan 24, 2015 11:11 AM CST
Yes, I will pass them down for sure. They may be earlier than 1950 because they were my friends hubby's Moms bulbs. I have no idea how long Mamaw King had grown them (they are King's too, lol) my friend is 70 and I guess her family & my husband may be distantly related as she was a King & married a King, my Joe's Mom was a King & married a King. In both cases, they were not related, different sets of dogs as the old folks say, lol. There are tons of Kings, Smiths & Jones here in this area.
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill

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