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Author Topic: True Amaryllis (NOT Hippeastrums) 2023  (Read 758 times)

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True Amaryllis (NOT Hippeastrums) 2023
« on: March 08, 2023, 10:11:32 AM »
Amaryllis belladonna is a South African amaryllid which is very popular in Australia.
It's believed to have been brought here directly from The Cape because ships from Britain stopped there on the way to the new colony. Other amaryllids were also brought here and were crossed to raise a range of hybrids. It is believed that Amaryllis belladonna was crossed with a species of Brunsvigia to create hybrids which look like Amaryllis belladonna but with radial symmetry. A suggestion made by Bruce Knight many years ago was that it was actually Cybistetes longifolia (now Ammocharis longifolia) because of the shape of the flowers.
We have a variety of these hybrids and the first ones are in bloom now
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Mr Fermi de Sousa, Redesdale,
Victoria, Australia

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Re: True Amaryllis (NOT Hippeastrums) 2023
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2023, 03:46:08 AM »
This white variety is grown widely and is supposed to be a hybrid called 'Hathor' but likely to be a seedling
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Re: True Amaryllis (NOT Hippeastrums) 2023
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2023, 03:54:23 AM »
A very dark cerise/pink variety from Anita in Adelaide - different to our local form (see above) and usually flowering later
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Re: True Amaryllis (NOT Hippeastrums) 2023
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2023, 03:57:19 AM »
A range of pink forms in the garden
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Re: True Amaryllis (NOT Hippeastrums) 2023
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2023, 04:12:02 AM »
This pink hybrid came up in a large terracotta pot on the verandah at our apartment in Camberwell which we brought up to Redesdale last year. 4 spikes this year!
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