Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum: What do y'all think?

Views: 409, Replies: 7 » Jump to the end
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Apr 15, 2016 1:31 PM CST
Confused I found this Amaryllis blooming on my back deck a couple of days ago and I'm wondering who she might be.
Thumb of 2016-04-15/plantladylin/d61851

The only white Amaryllis I've ever owned are:


I've owned Amaryllis 'Aphrodite' since 2008 and at first I thought it was her and that the blooms had reverted to white but I don't even know if Amaryllis flowers revert in color. The mystery blooms have a hint of green deep in their throats and there's a teeny, tiny bit of pink on the upper left petal of one of the mystery flowers and a hint of pink in the throat of another. I love this Amaryllis, whoever she is but for the life of me I can't figure out who that might be. So, my question .... do Amaryllis blooms ever revert to white??

Mystery .............................................. 'Aphrodite' who I thought maybe lost her pink.
Thumb of 2016-04-15/plantladylin/38a417 Thumb of 2016-04-15/plantladylin/ba087c




~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Barbara
Palm Coast, FL
Amaryllis Container Gardener Dog Lover Cat Lover Butterflies Birds
Region: Florida Daylilies Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
bsharf
Apr 16, 2016 4:40 AM CST

Moderator

Wow, that is a mystery! I did a quick internet search and wasn't able to find anything about bloom colors reverting over time. According to Veronica Read's "Hippeastrum, the Gardener's Amaryllis", H. aphrodite is one of the Japanese doubles developed by the Miyake Nursery. Read states that some of the Japanese doubles show a lot of natural variation in markings, in blooms on a single scape or on different scapes in the same year. So the question is, "Can there be this much variation over successive years?" In the absence of any other explanation, I bet that this is Aphrodite, which is not showing its markings this year for some reason. Three seasons from now will it continue to look like this or will it show its Aphrodite markings? Photo documentation is extremely important in this case. It you ever get bulblets on this one, it would be neat to grow them out to see their blooms.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Apr 16, 2016 7:59 AM CST
Thanks Barbara, I was really confused about this one, I'll keep watch to see if any changes take place in the next few years! We are moving 100 miles south to Sebastian in two weeks (to be closer to my sister and her family who retired there a little over a year ago.) This Amaryllis is currently in a container with a Buddleja, Salvia and Ruellia ... the pot ended up being a container where I just stuck cuttings and things and then forgot about them. Once we are settled in our new home I plan to transplant a lot of my container plants into the ground so I will definitely look for bulblets of this Amaryllis and pot some up to see what happens.

Thanks again for your help!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
Image
mcash70
Apr 16, 2016 9:26 AM CST
Lin, it sure is a beautiful bloom.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Apr 16, 2016 1:25 PM CST
Thanks Margaret!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Christie
43016 (Zone 6b)
Plays in the water.
Amaryllis Roses Annuals Composter Hybridizer Garden Ideas: Level 2
Cat Lover
Image
cwhitt
Apr 27, 2016 2:24 PM CST
My Apple Blossom is getting lighter each year - more white, with just a hint of blush to it. I am going to fool around with fertilizing and air temperature this next time to see if that makes any difference.
Thumb of 2016-04-27/cwhitt/cdbc38

Our destiny in life is to discover our gift. Our purpose in life is to give it away.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
Image
mcash70
Apr 27, 2016 2:55 PM CST
Maybe the fertilizer or the soil it is grown in, still a lovely bloom.
Richmond TX (Zone 9a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
vossner
Jun 22, 2016 11:53 AM CST
Lin, reminds me of pattern in Nymph dbl hippies. I've never had mine change color. They may fade or not be what I thought I planted but no change. Wondering if certain soils encourage more biochemical reactions than other. I grow in amended clay.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Amaryllis and Hippeastrum forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "Chrysanthemum"