Hippeastrum

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  1. Feb 21, 2017 #1

    John M

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    I have a few dozen Hippeastrum that bloom regularly for me each year. I enjoy them a great deal though the winter months and into spring. Here are a couple nice ones. One is called 'Picotee', which I've had for over 20 years. The pure white one is called 'Christmas Gift'. It is new to my collection. I was very impressed when it bloomed with those HUGE flowers!

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    Gorgeous flowers John. It's a bit early for our sisters and the sisters
    aren't quite so fancy. Are these hollow or solid stem? Any fragrance?
     
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    That is my very favorite one, John!
     
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    Thank you both. Angela, they are true Hippeastrum......hollow-stemmed. No fragrance that I can detect. That would be really nice; but, I still enjoy them a great deal, even without a fragrance.
     
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    Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2017 #6

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    I love these Amaryllis!
    Used to have a few, but they lost competition for space to Paphiopedilum. lol

    It must be quite the sight to see a few dozen of them in bloom!
     
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    Happy, if the stem is hollow, it's an Hippeastrum. Amaryllis have a solid stem among other different characteristics.

    John, all you get with Hipps if they have a fragrance is
    a yellow nose. ;>)
     
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    I have some big red ones which I love, but these whites are beautiful
     
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    I'm just calling them by their common trade name.
    Amaryllis.
     
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    You learn something everyday. I never new about the stem thing. I like the red outline. When I was young and my mother used to grow them I thought that they were orchids.
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    That 'Picotee' is quite stunning!
     

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