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Hippeastrum Johnsonii Question by TexasPlumeria87 Oct 1, 2017 11:43 AM 8
Royal Velvet won't come out of dormancy by cwhitt Sep 22, 2017 10:46 AM 3
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Is this an Amaryllis? by Muddy1 Sep 6, 2017 10:54 AM 5
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What do you have blooming.....Amaryllis? by Paul2032 Aug 14, 2017 11:44 AM 178
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Please Help ID These 2 Amaryllis by kousa Jul 10, 2017 4:02 PM 8
minerva amaryllis by piksihk Jul 7, 2017 4:50 PM 9
Amaryllis bulb storage by islander Jun 27, 2017 11:39 AM 7
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my amaryllis in a different planting medium by tarev Jun 8, 2017 9:41 AM 136
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Hybrid Amaryllis seeds to share: Rilona x Picotee by cwhitt Jun 8, 2017 7:36 AM 0
Questions and help please for seed sprouting by Altheabyanothername May 22, 2017 10:23 AM 4
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New seedling. by Carter May 8, 2017 6:47 PM 3
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First spike for 2017 season by piksihk May 8, 2017 8:55 AM 16
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Mis-named? by kniphofia Apr 24, 2017 10:24 PM 2
Another disappointment....... by Paul2032 Mar 31, 2017 1:32 PM 10
Growing amaryllis outside by Kabby Mar 30, 2017 10:04 AM 3
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Dried up bud by crawgarden Feb 25, 2017 11:39 AM 6
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

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Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Picotee'), cwhitt wrote:

Many times the label will say Picotee, when it is actually Picotee Picasso. Picotee has pure white petals with the red picotee thread around the edge of the petal. Picotee Picasso looks the same, except it tends to have a blush of tiny red spots on some or all of the petals. Both are pretty. Picotee seems to be a good breeder and will cross with itself, and many other hippeastrum. But I have never got it to cross with Butterfly Papilio, which is its own species. The seeds form in pods and are papery thin. It is often easiest to get the seeds to sprout by floating them in a bowl of water. Plant them after a root grows, or even wait until a root and then a leaf appears. Be prepared to wait quite a while for a flower though - it takes 3-5 years to get big enough to bloom.

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Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum mandonii), cwhitt wrote:

Right now (Feb, 2018) Mandonii is almost impossible to get, and the cost of a mature bulb is usually quite high -- over $240 each -- if you can even find one. Even the seeds are pricey: I paid $10 for each seed. The only place I could find either -- bulbs or seeds -- was on eBay, and the offering is scarce -- few and far between. The seeds I bought did grow, and after almost 3 years are getting big enough to expect a possible bud in the next year, I hope. So, if you really want Mandonii, expect to pay a premium price, and buy it as soon as it is offered. If one is offered, it sells immediately, so do not wait more than a moment or two. Either that, or DO wait -- probably at least a few more years until there are more of them on the market. Seeds are a little easier to get, but they will take 3 or more years to bloom. It is your gamble to decide whether mature bulbs will be on the market before your seeds get big enough to bloom. As for me, I took the gamble.

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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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