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New seedling. by Carter May 8, 2017 6:47 PM 3
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Another disappointment....... by Paul2032 Mar 31, 2017 1:32 PM 10
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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
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
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
Spring 2016 by piksihk Oct 23, 2016 9:57 PM 26
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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Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Minerva'), tabbycat wrote:

My clump finished blooming about May 15, 2018 here in zone 9 and went to seed. I noticed today the pods have split, so I caught the black seeds and put them in a packet for the next seed swap.

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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 Amaryllis (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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