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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Dec 24, 2011 10:22 PM CST
Over the last 30 plus years I have grown a lot of amaryllis...I've had success getting them to rebloom for several years and one year I made some crosses and raised the seed until a few bloomed. They weren't very exciting. I wasn't planning on getting any this year but a neighbor brought me one in a box from on of the big box stores and suggested that I plant it immediately as it was growing. it was and this is what it looked like...more pictures of it later.....That was enough to make me want more and I have bought several. I'll show them as they grow. Here is the one that started it.
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Next I found this one at a grocery store. It is 'Alfresco' and is nicely double. It has a 3rd bloom stem coming so there won't be much left to it...I'll try to rehabilitate it There are 5 blooms open today.
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Next I saw 'Neon' at a local nursery
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'White Dazzler'

'Clown'
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More to come as they bloom.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Dec 25, 2011 6:31 AM CST
They are all very pretty, Paul. I am looking forward to seeing some more of the hippis you are growing. Merry Christmas!!
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gone2seed
Dec 26, 2011 4:17 PM CST
Very nice Paul.Keep posting those pictures.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Dec 26, 2011 8:41 PM CST
.Thumb of 2011-12-27/Paul2032/4e5590 I planted this on Dec. 14th. It came out of a box from a big box store.
Here are some additional pictures for the thread I started above.
Thumb of 2011-12-27/Paul2032/6d7780 This is the way it looks today...Dec.26. It is 'Red Lion' Will post it when it blooms.



Thumb of 2011-12-27/Paul2032/d24589 'Alfresco'...I cut off one bloom stalk today with 4 spent blossoms, This one has three blooms and there is one more coming.

"Charmeur' at a nursery today.

Three bulbs I bought today...'Apple Blossom', 'Picotee', and 'Pasadena'
There was a bulb of 'Red Lion' today which was $25 and a big as a cantaloupe. I was tempted but resisted. More later.......
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Sharon
Dec 27, 2011 9:26 PM CST
Paul, your Alfresco lured me into this thread.
Mine just finished it's 8th bloom for me and it was truly beautiful.
I got it along with some others as a gift in November; by Christmas week, it was head and shoulders above the others, until Rozetta and Candy Floss bloomed.

Here's Alfresco:


Candy Floss:


Here's Rozetta:
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Behind Rozetta is Harlequin, also very lovely, white with a faint pink edge, like an outline.
I've had a couple of reds over the years, but this is the first time to have whites or pastels.
I think I am well and truly hooked.

Looking at yours and others on this forum, I know I am.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Dec 27, 2011 10:54 PM CST
Lovely pictures Sharon. I love the form of the blossom of 'Alfresco'. But then I also like the less formal shapes of the other two doubles. I do like wide petals.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Sharon
Dec 27, 2011 11:10 PM CST
Alfresco and Candy Floss, their forms make the others look a little ragged, I think.
You're right, Alfresco is really majestic.
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