Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum

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Bulb Size by mcash70 Mar 11, 2016 1:26 PM 14
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Should I separate and propagate it for possible intro in future? by DogsNDaylilies Mar 9, 2016 7:48 PM 16
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How do you overwinter Amaryllis? by djinnevada Mar 8, 2016 6:20 PM 17
What's in Bloom today. Winter 2015-6 by bsharf Feb 15, 2016 5:29 PM 124
Leaves only on Red Lion by BrianNoel Feb 15, 2016 12:55 PM 4
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Untitled by snarfie Feb 12, 2016 5:19 PM 3
Amaryllis Kits? by Xeramtheum Feb 7, 2016 10:22 AM 13
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blooming inside with artificial ligh by Ely_tropicales Feb 2, 2016 6:36 PM 2
Anyone in ontario? by gargoyl52 Jan 16, 2016 2:55 AM 1
Amaryllis Bulbs to trade by Lisasgardens Jan 3, 2016 7:04 PM 0
The bulb on my blooming amaryllis plant feels a bit soft by PAgirl63 Dec 12, 2015 7:41 AM 2
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red blotch? by Arico Dec 6, 2015 5:16 AM 6
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Is this Weather-related, Pests, or Disease? by DogsNDaylilies Nov 2, 2015 1:15 PM 7
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Building My Amaryllis (and Paperwhite) Wish List by DogsNDaylilies Oct 31, 2015 11:46 AM 7
Help! Does anyone grow Amaryllis outdoors in zone 8a? by Deebie Oct 24, 2015 7:42 PM 2
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What's in bloom today by mcash70 Oct 24, 2015 4:00 AM 207
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experimenting with propagating by snarfie Oct 19, 2015 1:00 PM 7
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Crinum lovers by LarryC Oct 15, 2015 1:51 PM 4
Last Year's Bulbs by ShadyGreenThumb Sep 15, 2015 9:10 AM 87
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Recognize this red? by piksihk Sep 14, 2015 2:28 PM 4

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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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