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fermi de Sousa

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Amaryllis belladonna 2018
« on: February 09, 2018, 07:21:43 AM »
The dark pink/cerise selection of Amaryllis belladonna (or hybrid of it) is now in flower on our fenceline,
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Re: Amaryllis belladonna 2018
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 12:53:34 PM »
We planted these bulbs about 17 years ago and they have finally flowered!
They were overgrown by a hedge which prevented them developing flowers I presume.
Last year the hedge was removed and after exposure to the hot sun they have sent up their first flowers.
I think they were seedlings but can't be sure now :-\
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Re: Amaryllis belladonna 2018
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 07:40:33 AM »
at home, since 10 years it is planted, it has never bloomed!

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Re: Amaryllis belladonna 2018
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 12:35:17 PM »
Some more of the  Amaryllis are in bloom.
1) The first plant in the long shot has grown from a fallen seed quite a few years ago and has a good head of pale pink flowers.
2) Close up of flower-head;
3) Mid-pink seedling;
4) pale-pink seedling;
5) White hybrid - maybe 'Hathor' or seedling of it, close up with native bee in residence,
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« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 12:43:20 PM by fermi de Sousa »
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Re: Amaryllis belladonna 2018
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 03:26:44 PM »
Really nice chromatic range you have with the Amaryllis, Fermi! In a few years it might just be warm enough overwinter here for me to give them a try.
Southwestern Nova Scotia,
Zone 6B or above , depending on the year.

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Re: Amaryllis belladonna 2018
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 12:04:53 PM »
Hi Gordon,
I'm always amazed at how people in colder climates manage to flower some of these sorts of bulbs. They are much better growers than me :-[
Amaryllis naturalise here as the conditions must be similar to where they originated. The hybrids which were raised here and elsewhere also flourish - I think Melbourne is even more suitable for them as I found that the frosts here can kill seedlings! However some seedlings have survived in the ground and here are another couple of "free range" seedlings which have come up outside the actual garden bed,
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Re: Amaryllis belladonna 2018
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2018, 10:04:46 AM »
A late start for a tall hybrid which came from seed from a dear friend in the 1980s!
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Re: Amaryllis belladonna 2018
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2018, 07:33:30 PM »
Autumn approaches! This Amaryllis belladonna took ten years to flower but now flowers reliably every year.

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Re: Amaryllis belladonna 2018
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2018, 04:58:00 AM »
Hi Ralph,
the one-sided nature of the flower-head indicates that you have the true species rather than one of the hybrids with radial symmetry.
Do you get viable seed set on yours?
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Re: Amaryllis belladonna 2018
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2018, 12:55:26 PM »
I'll have to check that this autumn.
Ralph Carpenter near Ashford, Kent, UK. USDA Zone 8 (9 in a good year)

 


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