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Talking about Amaryillis (Hippeastrum 'Red Pearl') on December 18, 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.
Talking about Butterfly Amaryllis (Hippeastrum papilio) on February 1, 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.
Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Peach Melba') on February 7, 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.
Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Elvas') on January 22, 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.
Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Blossom Peacock') on January 20, 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.
Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Tinkerbell') on January 20, critterologist wrote:

This was my first year growing 'Tinkerbell,' and I'm in love with her! Blooms are slightly trumpet-shaped, with a ruffled picoteed edge. Color is more pink than peach, to my relief, as I'm not a fan of peachy tones. Miniature, so stems and blooms are smaller than some varieties. No staking needed, even with 6 to 8 blooms per stem! I put 3 bulbs in a pot and got blooms for weeks. Highly recommended. I got mine from ADR Bulbs.
Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Red Lion') on January 20, plantladylin wrote:

Amaryllis Red Lion is the most common Amaryllis I see for sale in my area every winter. It is a popular holiday gift plant for forcing indoors during the colder months. One of the classics, Red Lion has huge, 8-inch-wide, vibrant red blooms ... perfect for the holiday season. Red Lion looks wonderful when grouped with a couple of the white varieties of Amaryllis or white Poinsettias.
Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Acapulco') on January 18, SCButtercup wrote:

My neighbor made a brilliant display of these in pots that he must have started indoors and then set out strategically throughout the yard in early spring when nothing else in the yard was blooming or even growing. One day brown grass and bleak winter yard, then bam: the next morning, red striped amaryllis. Great impact, but these bulbs are kind of pricey and he had over a dozen. Wonder if this variety or any others can be grown from seed? It might take a couple of years, but what a project!
Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Flamenco Queen') on August 23, Catmint20906 wrote:

Amaryllis 'Flamenco Queen' was an exceptionally prolific bloomer for me this past year. I grow Amaryllis as a houseplant in the winter when nothing else is blooming. 'Flamenco Queen' bloomed early, grew rapidly, and bloomed repeatedly. It must have put out a good half a dozen blooming stalks before going dormant. The red-veined on white color of the bloom is attractive.
Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Double Dream') on August 23, Catmint20906 wrote:

'Double Dream' is a stunningly beautiful double-bloomed, luscious pink cultivar, and is one of my favorite amaryllises. It's relatively slow to emerge, but is well worth waiting for due to its exceptional beauty.
Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Red Lion') on February 18, mcash70 wrote:

Last year was my first introduction to growing Amaryllis, the cultivar was Red Lion, and I fell in love with its striking red blooms on the one scape it produced. I let it grow in a sunny window all summer. In early September I let it go dormant and put it in a cool dark cupboard for about 8 weeks, then potted it up in fresh soil. It bloomed beautifully. It was bigger and better than ever with two sturdy scapes, each of which produced four large and gorgeous long lasting blooms.
Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum vittatum) on November 10, TexasPlumeria87 wrote:

This amaryllis seems to multiply much faster than the Dutch Hybrids. I got this last year from a local gardener and 1 bulb produced 5 offsets
Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Red Lion') on September 22, mcash70 wrote:

This was my first Amaryllis. After its initial bloom it thrived in my living room window and outgrew its pot. I was very surprised to see how large the bulb had grown in 8 months. I hope it will bloom again in December.
Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Liberty') on August 5, gingin wrote:

I love the color of Liberty...such a pretty red.
Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Picotee') on March 18, SongofJoy wrote:

Red edges on pure white blooms. In colder temperatures, grow indoors. Blooms 8-10 weeks. Very reliable bloomer.


Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Summertime') on March 18, SongofJoy wrote:

'Summertime's' blooms have a bright pink flush with a hint of creamy white. Plant with the neck just above the soil. Spring bloom period.

In colder temperatures, grow indoors. Very reliable bloomer.

Talking about St. Joseph's Lily (Hippeastrum x johnsonii) on March 18, SongofJoy wrote:

This bulb is able to withstand cold temperatures and poor soils. This is an April/May-blooming red and white striped garden amaryllis found in many heirloom gardens.

Johnson's amaryllis is another name for this bulb, in honor of the hybridizer and English watchmaker, Mr. Johnson. Sometimes also known as St Joseph's Lily, it has a slight spicy fragrance.

Many say this is the best hybrid on the market. Even in such large clumps, the bloom capacity is not hindered. The striking red trumpet-shaped blooms with their white stripes are quite showy and dramatic.

Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Rosado') on March 9, critterologist wrote:

This was listed as 'Rosada' with an "a" rather than 'Rosado' at the 2012 Philly Flower Show (and it won a red ribbon). However, when I google I mostly find mentions of it with the 'Rosado' spelling, so maybe the expert judges at the show just missed a typo. The flower at the show looks like other images of 'Rosado' to me.
Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum cybister 'Lima') on March 5, critterologist wrote:

I love the burgundy and green colors and the delicate, exotic shape of this cybister! I've read that H. cybister varieties should just be grown continuously, not given a dormant stage, but I've never had any trouble with 'Lima' whether I let it stay green all year or let it get dry & dormant for several months in fall. If you want to "time" the bloom (6-8 weeks after potting up the bulb), then let it go dormant; otherwise just bring it inside when the weather gets cold and treat it like a houseplant all winter... it'll surprise you with a bloom before spring!
Talking about Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Supreme') on March 5, critterologist wrote:

I love the color of this amaryllis... white petals are shaded pink, with lots of tiny pink dots adding to the effect, and a thin pink picotee edge just sets off each petal beautifully.

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