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Top-Heavy Color in Amaryllis by DogsNDayliliesSep 23, 2016 4:23 AM11
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Getting the Amaryllis ready for the winter. by crawgardenSep 12, 2016 10:00 AM9
crosses by snarfieAug 29, 2016 7:35 PM25
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How did my Belladona bloom turn out so weird? by cwhittAug 9, 2016 8:42 AM3
First time collecting seeds by greeneAug 5, 2016 10:48 PM51
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Untitled by crawgardenJul 16, 2016 9:52 PM4
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propagation by sallysmomJul 16, 2016 5:37 PM2
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What do y'all think? by plantladylinJun 22, 2016 11:53 AM7
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Need advice on repotting Hippeastrums by redxJun 1, 2016 8:17 PM4
Starting amaryllis from seed by gargoyl52May 20, 2016 12:24 AM6
This is an Ask NGA question! "Shelf life" for Amaryllis seeds? by cwhittMay 10, 2016 7:31 PM2
New here and new to Amaryllis... by JP14May 3, 2016 10:29 AM7
Have red amaryllis seeds by piksihkMay 3, 2016 9:03 AM4
Chico self-fertile? by snarfieApr 16, 2016 9:19 AM2
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Amaryllis Alfresco babies. by XeramtheumApr 14, 2016 3:46 PM8
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Worsleya Procera seedlings by snarfieApr 14, 2016 2:30 AM5
Hippeastrum in USA by pothorganiApr 2, 2016 11:33 AM2
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chico by snarfieMar 21, 2016 6:07 PM6
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Worsleya question by snarfieMar 14, 2016 3:54 AM1
Can I plant amaryllis bulbs in my garden just for the summer? by PAgirl63Mar 12, 2016 8:18 PM2

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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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