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May 14, 2015 9:06 PM CST
|So excited to find this forum and fellow amaryllis lovers! I'm Maggie and I've been dabbling with these gorgeous flowers for quite a few years and seeing all the pictures of everyone's different varieties is just the bee's knees :)
I put a few pictures of mine- hopefullly they aren't too plain compared to the others!
I call these my Surprise hybrids. This is the 2nd year I've gotten them to breed true so am hoping to collect seeds from them. Would anyone have an guess on what kind they most closely resemble?
variety of hybrids including my red lion dwarves
I forget what I used for this cross but know Christmas White was one of the crossed.
What stores/vendors would you recommend for varieties of amaryllises and is good with prices?
Anyway I'm so excited to continue on this forum and look forward to seeing more beautiful blooms! Happy growing everyone!
May 16, 2015 10:30 AM CST
|Maggie, Welcome to the Amaryllis forum. Since your plants are outside I assume that you live in the Southern half of the USA. The white double with the pink picotee edge could be Aphrodite or a similar one called Rainbow sold by Amaryllis Bulb Company. There is a lot of variation in markings on these two cultivars. Some Aphrodites have a lot of dark pink some are almost completely white with just the dark pink edging. I think that it depends on the particular strain. I've even seen different markings on blooms from the same bulb. There can also be variations in markings from season to season but they always have the pitocee edge. There are so many internet nurseries pre-selling Amaryllis bulbs in the summer. Cheaper is not always better as some of us have discovered over the years. The main criteria for me is healthy and correctly labeled bulbs, and responsive customer service if there is a problem. Amaryllis Bulb Company is a small Florida company that has nice bulbs, and good customer service. When you call, you are talking to the owner. But, there are many good sources for bulbs
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