Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: Amaryllis Alfresco babies.

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 14, 2016 9:04 AM CST
I planted these guys last year about this time from seeds of my hand pollinated Alfresco. I was surprised to see how big the bulbs got in just a year! Can anyone tell me how old they have to be to start blooming?

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Name: Barbara
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Mar 14, 2016 1:07 PM CST

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They are so cute! Be patient, you won't see blooms for at least 3 more years, but they are really nice, with beautiful long roots.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 14, 2016 2:15 PM CST
Thanks Barbara .. I can be patient!
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Mar 21, 2016 1:08 PM CST
Anne, I love your avatar--your mystery iris, Dietes grandiflora, right?
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 21, 2016 2:35 PM CST
Thanks! Yep it's the Butterfly Iris .. They are all blooming now. I'll be ordering more towards the end of Summer.
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vossner
Apr 14, 2016 10:30 AM CST
IME some seeds turned into big (as in yours big) in a year and others were tiny for 2 years, I also agree on 3-4 yrs b4 blooming
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Apr 14, 2016 12:54 PM CST
I'm patient for sure! .. Do these guy breed true to the parent or will I get something different?
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vossner
Apr 14, 2016 1:14 PM CST
Limona and evansiae have been true.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Apr 14, 2016 3:46 PM CST
Nice! Parent was a double!
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