Let's Share Amaryllis: a very old heirloom. ..

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Let's Share Amaryllis

By dave
January 18, 2015

Do you have Amaryllis plants in bloom? Now's the time to share the photos! No blooms to share? Then enjoy the show, and post your comments about the photos.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 19, 2015 10:51 AM CST
Neil, if you have extra I would love one of the bulblets. I read that some of the older ones will produce true to the parent plant from seed.
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jan 19, 2015 11:36 AM CST
Count me in, too, for any bulblets! What an amazing heirloom plant that both you and Cinta have. Does yours bloom as much as Cinta's does?
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Name: Neal Linville
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gemini_sage
Jan 19, 2015 12:04 PM CST
I have at least 10 or 12 bulblets that are about the size of nickles, I'll happily split them up among you Smiling

Becky, while Cinta's sounds like it blooms more constantly than these, I suspect that may be due to my care and indoor conditions during winter. These have flowered sporadically at any given time of year, but January is when I always see a lot of stems at once, and 2 or 3 stems in June, with just a random single from time to time otherwise.

Lynn, I suspect these are a species, so I believe the offspring would come true from seed.

Margaret, I'll make sure to allow some seed with the next blooms. Several years ago I did gather seed from them to send to a gardener.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jan 19, 2015 12:07 PM CST
Neal - Oh! THANK YOU! I would love a couple of your bulblets! Yours and Cinta's blooms sure do look very similar. They must be a species or from the same species with a variation in bloom color. That is so neat that both of you have what I would consider heirloom amaryllis! To have something that was passed down is really a true treasure! Lovey dubby
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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Jan 19, 2015 12:26 PM CST
Awesome!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 19, 2015 12:45 PM CST
I have some wonderful bulblets of Amaryllis belladonna. It has been through cold down to 5 degrees. I could send you some in return for a bulblet from you.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jan 19, 2015 12:47 PM CST
Lynn, those are lovely! I'd love to try my hand at them! I believe they would do well with typically Amaryllis treatment wouldn't they?
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 19, 2015 1:00 PM CST
Yes, I would think so Neil. I do nothing special. They are planted in the ground under the canopy of a mimosa tree, which gives bright filtered sun, that way the blooms last a very long time. 2014 is the first year that they produced seed pods, big fat seed pods. I sprinkled the matured seeds on top of the soil and barely covered them. I can see that they are already developing into bulbs, in-spite of the freezing weather we have had off and on this winter. Also very heavy rains.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Jan 20, 2015 11:48 AM CST
I will be happy to share some of mine this summer. I am in the throws of family illness now and would hate to promise someone bulbs and do not get to the dig and mail. They do produce bulbs fast. I did a big separation last year because the pot was too full. I will dig and see what I have this summer and post a give away. They are easy to put in a envelope and mail so I would not need postage or trade.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jan 20, 2015 12:20 PM CST
Cinta, we should trade and compare! Everyone else getting bulblets, send me treemail with your address Smiling
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Name: Barbara
Palm Coast, FL
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bsharf
Jan 24, 2015 2:30 AM CST
Your Blooms look very much like my "pass along" Amaryllis. Look at the last photo in my article "Growing Amaryllis in the Southern Garden". I once IDed them as "Voodoo", also sold as Naughty Lady: an old hybrid. What is unique is the 3 buds on the scape, which is unusual among H. hybrids. It is very hardy, seeds easily, and spreads rapidly.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jan 24, 2015 6:15 AM CST
Barbara, I had thought the same thing at first, but then saw the white markings in the center. These have no white. I also have Voodoo, which is about to burst into bloom. It needs to be re-potted or separated this year, I'm considering experimenting with a bulb in the ground. I've read of zone 6 folks planting them deeply and mulching well, and successfully overwinter outside. Oh how I'd love to see a clump of them in the garden!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Barbara
Palm Coast, FL
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bsharf
Jan 24, 2015 6:45 AM CST
I think some of the old "pass alongs" can never be IDed. They have been around longer than the modern hybrids. I know people in 7a can grow the hardier H. species and older H. hybrids in a sheltered location(such as close to a south facing wall).It may be worth a try in 6a. Definitely plant a little deeper and mulch heavily, and even use a frost blanket if its going to be below 32 for a long time. Certainly worth a try. I think dampness in the winter would be as much of an issue as cold. You have a lot more snow-rain in the winter than we have in Florida. When you split your potted bulbs try a couple outside and see what happens.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jan 24, 2015 6:54 AM CST
Barbara, does your pass along plant keep leaves year round?
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Barbara
Palm Coast, FL
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bsharf
Jan 24, 2015 2:37 PM CST
I had to go outside to check whether or not the "pass alongs: still had their leaves, and they do. However we haven't had any frost this year which usually knocks then down. One of my H. striatum has just sent up its first flower stalk. They are my earliest bloomers, usually not till mid Feb, so they are about 3 weeks early, probably due to the lack of frost this winter.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jan 24, 2015 3:00 PM CST
That sounds like similar behavior to these. These are never subjected to frost, but when re potting, I remove all the leaves, and they quickly grow back. Otherwise they remain fully leafed out year round.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Feb 2, 2015 1:28 PM CST
Mine is the same indoors (Never without leaves). I had so many bulbs one year I did try them in the garden. The leaves came up the first year but did not comeback the second year. I never got flowers.

Neal I would like a trade to compare. Will t-mail you this summer.

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