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Hippeastrum Fairytale... (Hippeastrum)

Bought one bulb this winter,for my OH and this is its first flowering, really pleased as it has three flowering stalks.



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Three stems...not just three flowers! Brilliant! Where did you purchase it please Angela?

16 Feb, 2015

 

Gorgeous,Angela.I do like the stripey ones ..

16 Feb, 2015

 

I like this very much & have added it to my favourites! In fact I've just written a blog on my Amaryllis flowering during 2015.

16 Feb, 2015

 

Balcony I will pop over to read it......
Thanks Bloomer, so do I...do wish I had bought more than one now!!
Karen I purchased it from Crocus......

16 Feb, 2015

 

Thanks :)

16 Feb, 2015

 

A perfect picture!

16 Feb, 2015

 

Very special....

16 Feb, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Its beautiful I love the stripey petals it would make a lovely picture .......

16 Feb, 2015

 

Really lovely DD

17 Feb, 2015

 

A really nice one!

17 Feb, 2015

 

Beautiful!

17 Feb, 2015

 

What a perfect one.

18 Feb, 2015

 

Very beautiful! I'm not sure if they'll bloom outside here in San Diego this year. It's been too hot and dry this winter.

19 Feb, 2015

 

@Delonix: Amaryllis will grow in the heat as I grew them for many years in Spain where the weather, in summer at least, is hot & dry. Of course mine growing in pots & with many other plants (also in pots) got all the water they could have wanted. I've never grown them in soil in the ground & left them to the "tender" mercies of the local weather.

The only time I ever grew them in the soil outdoors was on Gerry's allotment about 5 years ago. The weather here wasn't particularly hot & dry that year & I did water them from time to time & also fertilized them. Unfortunately many got infected with Narcissus Fly & looked poorly during the summer.

19 Feb, 2015

 

Balcony:

Yes, Amaryllis species tolerate very hot weather; however, it doesn't like extreme drought. We're having very hot weather now, up to 92ºF (33ºC) and we're in an extreme drought (we haven't had any real rain since December). We're dealing with a severe 4 year drought. Typically, Amaryllis grows and blooms in winter here outside.

20 Feb, 2015

 

I've noticed they can survive a very long time before dying down without receiving any water for months, literally! I stop watering my plants at the end of August & yet on some plants the leaves can continue into January!

This year I cut all their leaves off a couple of cm from the bulb neck in the middle of November, I'd never done this before & was a little apprehensive of the consequences but thought commercial growers cut the leaves off before packaging them & yet they flower perfectly well when potted up again so why shouldn't mine? They are starting to flower now. During February I had 5 bulbs in flower - till last week at least! This week they have been joined by a further 4 - all reds though. Yet the pot with the White with red feathering has another two bulbs in it & now they are about to open their flowers. The first stem still hasn't finished as 2 of the 4 flowers still look quite good! :-))

In the kitchen & two bedrooms there are more bulbs waiting to come into the living room as well!

26 Feb, 2015



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