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Nov 13, 2011 8:40 PM CST
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Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
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Growing in a tight clump in the middle of nowhere were these (looked alot like) amaryllis. I had never seen them before!!! The flower stalks were very tall, about 2-3 feet and the whole clump was blooming or about to bloom.

Anyone have any ideas what these are....they are quite stunning!!!

Thanks in advance....

Carol




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Nov 13, 2011 8:52 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Wow Carol! I don't know but they're really pretty! Look like amaryllis to me. They look so appropriately Hawaiian.
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Nov 13, 2011 9:03 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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One of the sprekelias....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Nov 13, 2011 10:07 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I used to have an amaryllis sprekelia x. Never did bloom before it croaked but I suspect this may be it.
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Nov 13, 2011 10:52 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
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Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Level 2 Permaculture
Orchids Garden Art Farmer Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Thanks....I'll look up Sprekelia.... Lovey dubby
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Nov 16, 2011 9:05 AM CST
Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
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Does not look like my Sprekelia. That is one cool flower!!
Marie
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Nov 20, 2011 12:33 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Doesn't look like mine either.

Could it be this Carol. Coral Drops (Bessera elegans)
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Nov 20, 2011 1:00 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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I think sprekelia...
http://www.google.com/search?t...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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Nov 20, 2011 1:07 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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Perhaps hippeastrelia sprekelia?
http://www.google.com/search?h...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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Nov 20, 2011 5:32 AM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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Enjoys or suffers cold winters
That's the cross I mentioned.
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Nov 20, 2011 8:52 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
I've never grown any of the sprekelia / amaryllis family, so I'm swinging in the dark here....lol..can't find anything closer....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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Nov 20, 2011 9:24 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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What I find interesting is the blue anthers. Wonder what cross would give the blue anthers?
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Nov 20, 2011 10:50 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
I've looked and looked for 'blue anthers', can't find anything. You'd think that would be a quickly identifying factor.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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Dec 12, 2011 6:27 AM CST
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
Tropicals I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Amaryllis Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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How about Hippeastrum aulicum?
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Dec 12, 2011 6:43 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
Wow...that's interesting...epiphytic. I had no idea. This is a good way to learn about plants one might otherwise not experience if you aren't growing it.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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Dec 12, 2011 7:35 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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Hurray! Great sleuthing sgardener. Thumbs up
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Dec 12, 2011 7:45 AM CST
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
Tropicals I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Amaryllis Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
Peonies Lilies Irises Region: Illinois Hostas Container Gardener
Thanks valleylyn!
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Dec 12, 2011 8:43 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
Do you grow them?
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Dec 12, 2011 8:56 AM CST
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
Tropicals I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Amaryllis Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
Peonies Lilies Irises Region: Illinois Hostas Container Gardener
No, I do not grow them but Aulicum is one in my hippeastrum wishlist to grow even if I have to start them from seeds. I haven't found a source yet.
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Dec 12, 2011 10:00 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
Hurray! Look what I found for you Lily. Hurray! http://www.telosrarebulbs.com/
Wow, they sure are expensive. Blinking

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