Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: Blooms and Chat #3

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Name: Barbara
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bsharf
Aug 20, 2016 3:27 AM CST

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Hello friends in the Amaryllis forum. Its that time again in the Northern Hemisphere to start planning and dreaming about fall bulb orders. I have no more space in the ground for any more bulbs. However, I am always looking for the new and exciting cultivars which will end up in a pot outside. Royal Colors has its website up and running. A few catalogs are starting to arrive. Has anyone started thinking about new orders?
Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Aug 22, 2016 9:41 AM CST
Here is a brand new one:
http://www.dutchgardens.com/detail.asp?pid=2699

Sweet Potato Pie - I have too many bulbs already, but I am thinking of getting it anyway. And it is on sale right now. What do you think about it @bsharf?
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vossner
Aug 22, 2016 10:44 AM CST
I saw it, not for $25
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Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Aug 22, 2016 12:06 PM CST
Not as expensive as a Mandonii bulb though. I paid an arm and a leg for 10 seeds. because you can't even find any of those bulbs for sale.
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Name: Barbara
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bsharf
Aug 22, 2016 2:29 PM CST

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I also saw that Sweet Potato Pie in the Dutch Gardens catalog. My problem was the price. It was $25 plus at least $12 for shipping. That is a big risk for me in not having dealt with that company before. Is the bulb going to be healthy and am I really getting the proper bulb, not a unknown substitution. I am hoping that Sweet Potato Pie will show up somewhere else at a slightly less ridiculous price.
Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Aug 22, 2016 4:56 PM CST
Well, I guess I will be able to let you know about that. Whistling I took the plunge and ordered it. I was swayed because they listed it on emaryllis.com and I trust that site, and Bill who runs it. He seems pretty watchful of new bulbs and seems to wait until he endorses something. But I did have to think about it for a week because yes, I think the price and shipping are both way to much. I guess i will find out if I wasted my money or not. Will let you know.
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Name: Barbara
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bsharf
Aug 28, 2016 11:08 AM CST

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I did check out emaryllis.com and he did order Sweet Potato Pie. That's a good enough recommendation for me. I held out for two weeks, but today I did order it from Dutch Gardens, since it may turn out to be an exclusive for them. I also put in an order to Royal Colors for Amadeus, Striped Amadeus, Daphne, Dynasty and Sofia. In October, RC will have more cultivars listed on their website. White Flower Farms hasn't put anything up yet on their website. So far, haven't seen anything else on other websites to tempt me.
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cwhitt
Aug 29, 2016 9:47 AM CST
Just checked out Royal Colors - I like Striped Amadeus kind of like Blossom Peacock also. If only I had enough room for ALL of them. I crossed Picotee x Naranja last winter. Need to wait the 3 years until they bloom, and then need to cross them again with themselves to get the F2 generation to see what the possibilities are. Such a LONG wait!
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