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East Texas (Zone 8b)
Apr 27, 2016 8:51 PM CST
Is an oxblood lily the same thing as an amaryllis? I don't know what to call the plant growing in my yard.

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Apr 27, 2016 9:55 PM CST
They are both Hippeastrum - Amaryllis
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Apr 27, 2016 10:22 PM CST
It is in the Amaryllis family; more specifically it is Rhodophiala bifida, aka - Oxblood or School House Lily.

Oxblood Lily (Rhodophiala bifida)
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Apr 28, 2016 8:11 PM CST
Oxbloods bloom in the later summer, early fall, also they are completely red. Try hippeastrum x johnsonii, St. Joseph's lily. Sorry can't link from a Kindle. Sad

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