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Amaryllis belladonna
« on: August 16, 2015, 12:53:04 PM »
Amaryllis belladonna just emerging after last week's thunderstorm.
Ralph Carpenter near Ashford, Kent, UK. USDA Zone 8 (9 in a good year)

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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 08:29:08 PM »
Four flowering spikes this year - excellent!
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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2015, 12:25:20 PM »
Got back from holiday on Tuesday evening; to find this.
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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2015, 04:53:58 PM »
Very pretty. A friend of mine has a lovely display of them under a South facing wall. He lives around ten miles from me in a coastal village but an awful lot drier than me.
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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2015, 11:16:41 PM »
What exactly do those A. belladonna want?  I just repotted about 20 big bulbs in a huge pot. They flowered once in 20 years.

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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2015, 12:02:05 AM »
Mine took 10 years to get going but now flower every year.
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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2015, 02:29:56 AM »
Bought one bulb of A. belladonna 'Johannesberg' in 1993. Flowered first & last time on 17 Aug 2013.

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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2015, 07:54:56 AM »
I have a big clump, but the dry bulbs I got from Bill Dijk seem to need another year's recovery to flower. I see them occasionally naturalised in grassland round and about, e.g. on Mount Hobson in Remuera (a small extinct volcano in a suburb of Auckland).
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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2016, 07:08:11 AM »
The belladonna lilies in our garden have started to flower, a month earlier than last year but I think that was the abnormal year!
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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2016, 07:09:42 AM »
Some closer shots of the dark pink belladonnas
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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2016, 11:15:13 AM »
Perhaps it's because my eyes are getting older - but I am really enjoying the darker  colours.
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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2016, 07:52:58 PM »
Signs of Autumn: Amaryllis belladona is starting to flower.
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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2016, 07:34:22 PM »
Now flowering.
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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2016, 10:57:39 PM »
I've just received a lovely fat bulb (450g) of Amaryllis belladonna 'Durban' - a self-indulgent birthday present to myself. When I ordered it I was planning on planting it at the base of a south-ish facing wall but I'm now worried that I will kill it and wonder if I should keep it in a pot until I've got some offsets to play with or be ridiculously rash and twin scale the thing. Any suggestions??
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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2016, 02:14:27 AM »
Hi Gail,
I've been told that these sorts of bulbs are diffeicult to twin-scale due to the mucilage they produce.
I'd opt for patience and waiting for an offset or two,
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