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Name: Greene
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greene
May 28, 2015 9:48 PM CST
Today I took a break and watched a few videos. One was by a man called The Amaryllis Man (Charlie Johnston); he showed how to tell when the seed pods were ready to harvest. Another video showed how to plant, either by sprouting in water or planting directly into soil/medium. Didn't have time to watch all the videos today.

I went out to the front garden and by coincidence, one Amarayllis seed pod was ripe and ready to pick. Hilarious!

Wish me luck; growing these from seed will be a new experience for me. Any and all advice welcome. Thumbs up
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May 29, 2015 5:53 AM CST

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cillay
May 31, 2015 9:15 AM CST
Hi yall, I also have a pod on one of my amaryllis(white) and I don't know when to pick or how to plant any advise is welcome. cillay
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Name: Greene
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greene
May 31, 2015 9:45 AM CST
The video called 'How to harvest Amaryllis seeds' by Charlie (The Amaryllis Man) Johnston helped me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBUm6JuJb_w
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Name: Greene
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greene
Jun 30, 2015 10:54 AM CST
Harvest seed pod on May 28th; allowed to dry for a few days; shook out seeds and allowed one more day to dry.
Decided to use the 'water' method to germinate the seeds.

Here is the result on June 30th:
15 seeds have germinated:
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Best looking 3 seeds:
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These 6 need more time:
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Some seeds have shown no life yet but I will wait a bit longer for those just in case they decide to grow.

Hurray!

Edited to add link to the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hfdbrg58yY

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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Jul 8, 2015 3:55 PM CST
Hurray! Congrats! You have baby amaryllis. I'm looking for some ripe seed heads to try that too.
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mcash70
Aug 7, 2015 4:40 PM CST
Just saw this today Greene, congrats, that's great that you got Amaryllis seeds to germinate. What cross are the seeds from?
Name: Greene
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greene
Aug 7, 2015 4:54 PM CST
Didn't make any intentional cross. Here are the bulb I received in a lovely trade a few years ago and a pic of the blooms.
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Here it is in a pot doing its best to look beautiful by leaning on the Opuntia.
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Finally found a permanent location in the front garden bed and the plant is happy enough to make seeds.
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My neighbor has some Amaryllis that are a pale pink. Have no idea what the bees did so time will tell. Hilarious!

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mcash70
Aug 7, 2015 5:16 PM CST
Very pretty, the seedlings may look like the parent as the bees go from one bloom to the next, anyway it will be free plants to add to your garden. Thumbs up
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mcash70
Aug 7, 2015 5:24 PM CST
Btw, Green, your Amaryllis looks like it could be Minerva.
Name: Greene
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greene
Aug 7, 2015 5:34 PM CST
Free plants, yes. For my garden, no. I regularly propagate all types of plants to give away at our local swap.
Maybe next year I will 'borrow' some pollen from my neighbor down the street. Whistling


Visit Savannah, Georgia the first Saturday of April and October and share the wealth.
Check their Facebook page for any change in dates.
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Name: Greene
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greene
Sep 27, 2015 8:47 PM CST
The seedlings - about half of them did not survive being planted in the tray. The other half look good but are a bit camera shy.

mcash70 said:Btw, Green, your Amaryllis looks like it could be Minerva.


@mcash,
It has taken me a while to get back to this thread. Yesterday and today I learned that what I have been calling 'Amaryllis' is a Hippeastrum and the common name is Amaryllis. Sighing! Took me a while to adjust. The label with the bulb said only 'Outdoor Garden Amaryllis Red and White'. Since I cannot find an Amaryllis or Hippeastrum with the name 'Red and White' do you think this really is a Minerva? I have not added this plant to my list here on ATP because I was unsure. I did not see a generic entry for unidentified Hippeastrum, so do you think it's safe to say that my plant is a Minerva? Thank You!



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Sep 28, 2015 3:51 AM CST

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Minerva has been on the market for 50 years and is the most common red and white cultivar used in generic boxed red/white bulbs. I've also seen "Cocktail" in the boxed generic red and white, but it looks a little bit different. There can be some variation in the blooms of Minerva, depending on what strain is currently being used by a particular grower. I think its 90% likely that your bulb is Minerva, so this is a case where you can label it that. There is more confusion with generic boxed reds and pink/whites. In the past, you expected Red Lion and Apple Blossom, but that's not always the case anymore. Boxed Whites can be any one of several different cultivars. However, if the box is labeled Apple Blossom, than it had better be Apple Blossom. When a grower mislabels a bulb, then I consider that fraud.
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Name: Greene
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greene
Sep 28, 2015 5:16 AM CST
Thank You! Thanks you bsharf Thumbs up Now I can finally add this one to my plant list.
I'll come back with updates as the seedlings from this plant grow.
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mcash70
Sep 28, 2015 11:39 AM CST
Green, I hope the rest of your seedlings survive, you did good just to get them to germinate. Thumbs up

Yes it can be confusing with the Hippeastrum and Amaryllis, and now that you have a second opinion on your bloom, you can go ahead and put a tag on Minerva. Smiling
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Nov 18, 2015 8:09 AM CST
Update:
With no care whatsoever I have 7 seedlings remaining.
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What I have learned so far is that I planted them at the wrong depth. I'll do better next time. Thumbs up

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bsharf
Nov 19, 2015 12:45 PM CST

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That's great that you have seven Hurray!
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Nov 19, 2015 5:51 PM CST
I agree It must feel good to have some success with your own seeds the 1st time trying. What do you mean by planting them at the wrong depth? Too deep, not deep enough? I'm I'm all ears! and hoping to learn from other's mistakes.
Name: Greene
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greene
Nov 19, 2015 5:54 PM CST
I have no clue. When I planted them I basically just stuck them into the planting medium. The fact that some survived and some failed shows me that the depth must be important somehow. For the most part I believe I planted them too deeply. I will attempt to learn from my own mistakes.
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snarfie
Nov 20, 2015 2:18 PM CST
Here the best planting depth is when only the bulb is in the soil, and just a little bit of the leafs. 18 remaining from this year's sowing attempt(lemon lime x benefica and lemon lime x splash). I could've had about 50 seedlings, but i don't really have room for that. They've really started growing once i planted them in the soil. I always use the water method, because once i tried to plant them in the soil directly, they all rotted away :(
Some photo's from today.
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