Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: Building My Amaryllis (and Paperwhite) Wish List

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 4, 2015 7:16 AM CST
Now that daylily season is over, I'm looking to add some Amaryllis to my small-but-rapidly-growing amaryllis collection (which is currently a bunch of NOIDs) to get me through the endless winter months of Michigan. Big Grin Here is the list of names of amaryllis that I'm interested in (picture list below):


Charisma
Denver
Double Dragon
Gilmar
Jungle Star
Liberty
Papilio (Butterfly Amaryllis)
Red Peacock
Santiago
Striped Panther
White Peacock
Ziva - Paperwhite (not Amaryllis)

In pictures:













I'm holding out to see what sorts of things are being offered in the October NARR, but if I am not able to snag a few of these through a NARR contributor, I'd love to know who you guys know of that has LARGE selections of amaryllis bulbs (i.e. a number of the ones on my wishlist) or who would be willing to trade bulbs for some seeds or other plants I may have for trade. I'm still putting together my items-for-trade list, but I hope to have it completed by the end of October. If anyone can point me in the right amaryllis direction or has several of these for trade, please let me know!

So far, the best resource I've found [other than knocking on Barbara (BSharf) and Sue (Calif_Sue)'s doors Hilarious! ] is High Country Gardens: http://www.highcountrygardens.com/flower-bulbs/amaryllis-flo.... They were a contributor to last October's NARR (and I hope they are again this year, too).
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 4, 2015 12:17 PM CST
Does anyone have any of these amaryllis that they are willing to trade? Rolling my eyes. If so, I just posted an idea I've been brewing and it might be a great way for me to trade something I have for some amaryllis bulbs that I want:

The thread "ATP Annual Seed and Plant Exchange Idea" in Site Talk forum

Everyone reading this thread, please view the thread at the link above (and post any comments about that idea THERE) so that maybe we can get this idea mobilized. I was really hoping for my idea to be posted as an article so that it would reach everyone on the site easier, but no such luck. Sad I'm working with what I have, though, in the hopes that we can all benefit from this. Thumbs up
Name: Barbara
Palm Coast, FL
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bsharf
Oct 5, 2015 11:27 AM CST

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You have a very eclectic wish list. Most of those can be located at online nurseries but lets face it, they are expensive. I don't trade Amaryllis myself since I don't want to risk passing on any possible health issues in my bulbs
to someone else. I would be interested to learn if you have any success locating any of these bulbs in trade.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 5, 2015 5:36 PM CST
bsharf said:You have a very eclectic wish list. Most of those can be located at online nurseries but lets face it, they are expensive. I don't trade Amaryllis myself since I don't want to risk passing on any possible health issues in my bulbs
to someone else. I would be interested to learn if you have any success locating any of these bulbs in trade.


If you ever change your mind, please let me know. I see that you have quite a few of these, although I really don't know that I have anything you'd be interested in trading for. Shrug!

So far, I've been keeping my bulbs in pots. I separated my giant pot 'o bulbs early this year and they spent the warmer months outside. I'll be bringing them in, but is there really much concern about the transference of disease or other health issues if they are potted separately? If so, should I be concerned about what I get from online nurseries? It sounds like I have a bunch of research to do on amaryllis; hopefully I can find some time to do so soon! I'd really love to have some in the next couple of months so they can begin blooming indoors this winter. Smiling
Name: Barbara
Palm Coast, FL
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bsharf
Oct 6, 2015 5:25 AM CST

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The major issue is plant viruses: hippeastrum mosaic virus, cucumber mosaic virus, tomato spotted wilt virus and tobacco mosaic virus which are transmitted by sucking insects. There's no cure for these infections which weaken and eventually kill the plant. Amaryllis are also affected by various bacterial and fungal diseases which can be be fatal if not treated aggressively. Mine are all planted outside so they do show disease and insect damage. I would never send one of my bulbs to another gardener, since I wouldn't want to unintentionally pass on a problem. Keeping them in pots helps in terms of good cultural practice but if they are outside during the summer, they can still be exposed to issues. You assume that you are getting healthy, virus free, bulbs from commercial nurseries, but buyer beware. Very rarely, a sick bulb can slip through and the nurseries want to be notified so they can check their stock. Unfortunately, it could be several weeks before you realize that there is a serious problem. During this time, the sick bulb has been in close proximity to other bulbs. This is situation where a quarantine space would be a good idea for new acquisitions. I think I am going to start following my own advice.
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 9, 2015 6:32 AM CST
I'm sorry I never thanked you for your advice! I read it and thought I'd come back to write something later and I never did. *Blush*

I'll try to quarantine new plants, although I have plants spread throughout my house, so I'm going to have to figure out how much space is necessary for quarantine. Confused
Name: snarfie
netherlands
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snarfie
Oct 31, 2015 7:13 AM CST
Hippeastrum 'splash' you might like
And a miniature: hippeastrum 'trentino'
Photo's added below
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Oct 31, 2015 11:46 AM CST
Lovely bloom, Snarfie!

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