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Amaryllis 'Black Pearl'


Amaryllis 'Black Pearl' (Hippeastrum)

The first stem only has two flowers, but there's another one to come. I love the dark red colouring.



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this is a lovely one barbara, cant wait for my new one to grow ;o))

7 Jan, 2010

 

I've got another one called 'Illusion', and that has two fat buds coming up!

Which one have you got?

7 Jan, 2010

 

ive got pink nymph, a client gave it me for xmas with a pot and composs ready to plant, looking forward to it barbara, i didnt know what to do with my other i had after flowering, so i have to repot that in hope it will flower again, they are so pretty arent they ;o)

7 Jan, 2010

 

Beautiful colour Barbara. Not something I have grown, not good with indoor plants!

7 Jan, 2010

 

potty im not good with indoor plants but i found these quite easy, not sure on second flowers as not got to that stage yet lol

7 Jan, 2010

amy
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thats a beautiful one Barbara , it's nice to see some colour again , makes a change from white .. :o)

7 Jan, 2010

 

Gorgeous Spritz...

7 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks - 'Illusion' is pink, but the petals should be shaded. I'm looking froward to that!

7 Jan, 2010

 

didnt realise was so many barbara, ive been looking and some very pretty ones, bigger the bulb the better apparently, more flowers

7 Jan, 2010

 

lovely rich red!

7 Jan, 2010

 

True, Sandra...the ones I keep from previous years don't seem to produce two stems - if I'm lucky, I get one stem. In the GCs they tend to keep just the most popular ones, like 'Red Lion' and 'Apple Blossom'. It seems a shame when there are so many others.

Thanks! I thought it was lovely in the catalogue and even better now it has flowered! :-))

7 Jan, 2010

 

It's the first year for me not to have an Amaryllis for a very long time. I'm not leting it happen next year.

7 Jan, 2010

 

Beautiful Spritz.......

7 Jan, 2010

 

It is, isn't it. A real pleasure. :-)) No Hywel - I just have to grow at least one after Christmas every year. Soemthing lovely to look forward to. You might still be able to get one, I would imagine. That's if you can get your bus! LOL.

8 Jan, 2010

 

Yes, I wonder :o)

8 Jan, 2010

 

Beautiful. Which bed in your garden is this in?

8 Jan, 2010

 

LOL. Seriously, I'd love to grow Amaryllis belladonna outside but it takes up a lot of space.

8 Jan, 2010

 

O Spritz this is a Gorgeous Red Amaryllis thanx 4 sharing :) Dear GOY Member Janette has sent me my 1st Anaryllis Bulb in Post which im waiting 4 impatiently :)

8 Jan, 2010

 

hi barbara ive just been given two more at work from the girls who didnt want their present, woohoo, i now have exotica which is a peach colour and picotte which is white with a lovely pink edge to it, so all potted up and fingers crossed :o)) im so happy lol

8 Jan, 2010

 

How could anyone not want these, Sandra? Nice for you, though. :-)))

8 Jan, 2010

 

i know i tried to get them to grow them but they just not into gardening or plants, so im great with that haha, will post pics when they flower :o)

8 Jan, 2010

 

its lovely............. i had one 4 xmas... it is just beginning to grow....

8 Jan, 2010

 

which one is it holly? do you know, post a pic when in flower plez

8 Jan, 2010

 

no.....ive thrown the box away..lol.... but will put pic on when it flowers....

8 Jan, 2010

 

Tsk tsk Holly! Maybe someone will recognise it, though. It won't be long - they shoot up so quickly, don't they.

8 Jan, 2010

 

ok lol holly, well it will be a nice surprise wont it :o))

8 Jan, 2010

 

BEAUTIFUL ......

8 Jan, 2010

 

Do you grow these, Carol?

8 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely Amaryllis! They are so easy to get to flower. Just pot them up - but DONĀ“T cover more than 2/3 bulb with compost or it will rot! Shop bought bulbs flower within 2 months of being planted.

I was given a bright red one for Christmas, 1981, by my sister & I took it with me when we moved back to Spain in August 1982. It then multiplied faster than many weeds!!! I had so many bulbs I didn't know what to do with them! They all flowered every year & I've dozens of photos of them including a couple where I had propped up a photo album against several pots of them in bloom showing photos of them in bloom from previous years!!!

Once we went to visit some cousins of my wife's who lived in a village about 3/4 hour away by train On our way back home my wife took a picture of me asleep on the train. Of course I had no idea about that & when we got home I took a photo of several Amaryllis bulbs whose flowers had opened while we were out. The film must have jammed in the camera because they came out over the top of me in the train! I look like a ghostly figure behind them!!!

If you have a look at my blogs one of the very first I wrote was on Amaryllis. There you will find some tips on how to get them to flower for you year after year.

My seedling Amaryllis should finally flower this year. I have posted several pics where you can see them bursting out of their 6" pots. It's taken at least four years & I'm on "hot Coals" waiting for them to produce their very first flowers!

11 Jan, 2010

 

i have 3 stems of what look like the same flower spritz. hubby bought them for me at the weekend to cheer me up. they are a lovely deep blood red.

11 Jan, 2010

 

Nice one Barbara, I am very fond of the Amaryllis.

12 Jan, 2010

 

Balcony - you really have got a lot of patience! :-)

Nice to know that other people like Amaryllis - it's a bulb that I have to grow each year, for the beautiful blooms in winter.

12 Jan, 2010

 

So am I to believe this is a true Amaryllis or a Hippeastrum? well whatever it is it is a fantastic colour lol

13 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks, Dd. I think we're meant to call it a Hippeastrum, but I can't get used to that, so I'll stick with the 'A' word. ;-)

14 Jan, 2010

 

I don't blame you lol

19 Jan, 2010

 

Spritzhenry is right, the official name in Hippeastrum. Nevertheless, it's very rare to find it under that name, it's almost always referred to as Amaryllis. Even the specialist growers call them Amaryllis! I got a catalogue from the USA a few days ago & I went through every page & I couldn't find Hippeastrum anywhere in it!

The flowers are sheer bliss to see! I was going to putt heir web address on here so you could visit their webpage & see for yourself the many different kinds they have for sale. I can't find the catalogue now so I can't put their web address here.

20 Jan, 2010

 

Hahaha - so I'm not the only one that loses things! Do you put them 'somewhere safe'? ;-O

20 Jan, 2010

 

Well, of course! Where else would you put them???

23 Jan, 2010

 

:-)))

23 Jan, 2010

 

I haven't found that place "Somewhere safe" yet but I did get an email from the company that the catalogue came from in the USA.

http://www.amaryllis.com.

They have flowers there that make you eat your heart out!

26 Jan, 2010

 

Oooh! I'll have a drool tomorrow! :-)

26 Jan, 2010



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