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Hans J

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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2008, 03:09:29 PM »
Michael :

the only safe way to say this is to wait for seeds  ;D
I have seen only one time real seeds of H. reticulatum v. striatifloium -they really impressiv : litte black ,round fleshy seeds .

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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2008, 11:42:02 PM »
Hi Anne ,

You could ask for bulbs of Hipp. 'Mrs. Garfield'  our member Renate Brinkers !

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Hans

Norway requires a phytosanitary certificate for bulbs. It is easier with seeds.
But I have found seeds of Hippeastrum reticulatum striatifolium
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Anne Karin Øen, west coast of Norway. USDA zone 7 to 9, not sure.
My English is rusty.
My seedlist
http://annesblomstersider.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=141

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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2008, 12:20:22 AM »
While in Goa at a cousin's house for dinner one night last week, I noticed an interesting plant in the garden. Unfortunately it needed the flash for the pic which has washed out the colour a bit.
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I presume it's  "Mrs Garfield" but would never have realised it except for this thread!
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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2008, 10:22:30 AM »
Well Hans, at least you have seen those seeds... I never have seen them :D
I shall wait for seeds from my own plant to see if it is the true thing or not. I wonder why the seeds of this one are so different from the rest of the genus Hippeastrum...

Fermi, very nice clump, to get one colony of those from a single bulb i guess it might take decades!
"F" for Fritillaria, that's good enough to me ;)
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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2008, 10:39:09 AM »
Fermi, your cousi has very good taste in plants.... though I would have guessed that, of course!!

From the leaves, though, and guided purely by the previous pix and words on this thread....I would have thought that this was more Hippeastrum reticulatum striatifolium than 'Mrs Garfield'.... the white stripe looks very definite and the leaves more elongated ????????   The plant is bigger/taller, than I expected.... very nice indeed!!
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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2008, 11:06:08 AM »
Beautiful, Fermi.  Such a shame you couldn't bring one home for yourself.  ::)  Maybe they can keep an eye out for seed?  Would be well worth it for those leaves alone by the look of it.
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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2008, 10:02:24 AM »
Hi fermi,

an impressive clump of great plants. Maybe you can visit them again when they set seed.
I am so courious to see the seed of mine - when they flower again. Last year they flowered but didn´t setted seed.
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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2008, 03:20:30 PM »
This is mine (still hoping for the true thing!  ;D )
On the second picture you can see an old leaf, that unfortunately got sunburnt before i had moved the plant to a more shady spot. And it is oblanceolate, like Alberto told the true species was, and these new leaves when stop growing will look like that one. But still... waiting for the flowers AND seeds!



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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2009, 01:38:20 AM »
Hi Michael:

                This species can live perfectly in shade but demand high temperatures. The reason why seeds are round is that there are very few ovules in the ovary. At one time it was thought to be in some other genus.

                 It is also unusual in being summer dormant, very few species have this behaviour. It flowers naturally in autumn, at the beginning of the cycle.

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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2009, 07:56:07 PM »
Thanks Alberto, i will keep it hot and steamy then inside the greenhouse :)
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