Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum

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last years amaryllis question by Charlemagne Feb 15, 2017 1:32 PM 6
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What Amaryllis are you starting for the season 2016-2017? by crawgarden Feb 8, 2017 11:32 PM 40
Double Dream by crawgarden Dec 30, 2016 10:03 PM 7
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Did I Get a Mislabeled Bulb? by Paul2032 Dec 14, 2016 1:49 PM 4
Amaryllis suppliers by crawgarden Dec 9, 2016 7:25 AM 6
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Is this a Virus on my Amaryllis? by cwhitt Nov 27, 2016 2:43 PM 9
Starting Amaryllis bulbs............. by Paul2032 Nov 18, 2016 8:47 AM 4
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I need advice from the experts, please by Mutisia Nov 17, 2016 10:03 PM 17
Baby red amaryllis from Seed by piksihk Nov 12, 2016 10:27 AM 0
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I've started planting my amaryllis bulbs......... by Paul2032 Oct 27, 2016 5:56 PM 3
Hippeastrum x johnsonii (St. Joseph's Lily) by Bloombuddie Oct 25, 2016 6:55 PM 2
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Spring 2016 by piksihk Oct 23, 2016 9:57 PM 26
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Some Amaryllis Picote pollen to share by cwhitt Oct 23, 2016 2:57 PM 3
Anyone start new Amaryllis bulb this time? by fiat Sep 27, 2016 1:51 PM 369
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Rescued amaryllis by Tienito Sep 26, 2016 7:57 AM 6
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Top-Heavy Color in Amaryllis by DogsNDaylilies Sep 23, 2016 4:23 AM 11
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Getting the Amaryllis ready for the winter. by crawgarden Sep 12, 2016 10:00 AM 9
crosses by snarfie Aug 29, 2016 7:35 PM 25
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How did my Belladona bloom turn out so weird? by cwhitt Aug 9, 2016 8:42 AM 3
First time collecting seeds by greene Aug 5, 2016 10:48 PM 51

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Talking about Amaryillis (Hippeastrum 'Red Pearl'), Paul2032 wrote:

Red Pearl is a spectacular Amaryllis. Mine is tall with large blossoms, which are a very rich, intense shade of dark red. The petals are wide, giving the bloom a very full look. One of my favorites so far this bloom season.

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Talking about Butterfly Amaryllis (Hippeastrum papilio), DogsNDaylilies wrote:

Papilio is a FAST bloomer...I received mine as an unpotted bulb and I potted it the last week of December. By the last week of January, it was blooming!

Edited to add: Careful where you place this, it can produce a decent amount of very sticky nectar.

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Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Peach Melba'), bsharf wrote:

A huge, flat-faced, true-peach colored flower. Sparkles in the sunlight. This is the nicest peach colored Hippeastrum to come along in a long time.

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Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Elvas'), mcash70 wrote:

I added ‘Elvas’ to my Amaryllis collection this fall and it sure did not disappoint. It produced two tall, sturdy, 20-inch stems; each stem held 5 large buds, with each bud producing a beautiful double white bloom with raspberry-pink markings and a picotee edge. The blooms were very large at 8 to 9 inches. The blooms had no fragrance that I could detect, but the huge blooms themselves were absolutely stunning! I highly recommend this amaryllis.

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Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Blossom Peacock'), critterologist wrote:

I've been growing amaryllises since we moved to Frederick, and of the dozens of varieties I've had, 'Blossom Peacock' is still my hands-down favorite. The color and shape of the bloom are just exquisite. I think my neighbor pinned it down for me when she commented, "It's like a beautiful water lily!" It has all the "extras" -- double petal count, picotee edges, white "star" formed by central stripes on the pink-streaked petals. Some even say it's fragrant, although any fragrance seems very faint to me. Relatively small bulbs will put up multiple bloom stalks. Like most doubles, it doesn't set seed readily, and it's been at best a modest increaser for me.

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