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Alberto

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Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« on: August 23, 2008, 04:59:30 PM »
Hi all, in these days after a really hot summer and a lot of artificial rain, I have this hybrid blooming. Usually I do not like hybrids, but this is one of a few exceptions...
It is an old hybrid created in UK around 1880's, H. reticulatum var. striatifolium x H. 'Defiance'. 4-6 flowers each floral scape, two scapes per bulb. It is evergreen with a white stripe in the middle of the strape-shaped leaves.
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Renate Brinkers

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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2008, 05:50:36 PM »
Alberto,
great - there is someone who has a flowering `Mrs Garfield´!!!
Is it true that there is a difference in the middelstripe of the leafes to the leafes of H.ret.var.striatifolium?
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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2008, 06:27:26 PM »
Renate, the white stripe is defined in reticulatum var. striatifolium, while in Mrs. Garfield the color is like a fade. The shape of the leaves is different, in Mrs. Garfield it is like the common Hippeastrum, in the species the leaves are a bit oblanceolate.
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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2008, 08:27:26 PM »
 :o  :o  :o
What a great plant, Alberto!
Is this the standard flowering time ???
My Hippeastrums are all flowering in January - March!
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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008, 09:47:31 PM »
Ciao Alberto,
a wunderful flower.  :D
I agree with Thomas. Is this the normal flowering time?
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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2008, 12:44:01 AM »
:o  :o  :o
What a great plant, Alberto!
Is this the standard flowering time ???
My Hippeastrums are all flowering in January - March!

Thomas - H. striatum just finished here. It blooms every 2 months in a good year (not one bulb but mulitple bulbs in a pot). Never allowed to dry out.

johnw
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Alberto

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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2008, 08:08:26 AM »
Hi Thomas, this is the right season for reticulatum, indeed from now onwards. Just a little period with less watering at the end of spring!
Here is the picture to show the leaves: on the left the leaf of Mrs. Garfield,on the right the one  of reticulatum var. striatifolium.
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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008, 01:09:14 PM »
Alberto ,

It seems I have also both ( H.'Mrs. Garfield' + H. ret. striatifolium )

here is a pic of the leaves from today :

do you agree with me me above is H.'Mrs. Garfield ' ( bought on Ebay )
and below is H. ret. striatifolium ( from a friend received )  ???
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Alberto

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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2008, 05:32:46 PM »
Hans, looking at the leaves of your bulbs they do not look the real striatifolium, almost with me.

Sincerely
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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2008, 06:40:14 PM »
Alberto ,

Thank you for your opinion ....but what is it ?

Do you agree that the leave above is Mrs. Garfield ?

Thank you
Hans
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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2008, 12:49:11 PM »
Hi all. Hans J. asked me at the flowering time to pollinate my Hipp. Mrs. Garfield to see what the seeds look like. After one month the last pod yellowed and fallen without complete ripening. But I open it and the seeds I can say they look just like the flat ones of the commonest Hippeastrum and not pea like as in H. reticulatum or in Eithea blumenavia (syn. H. blumenavium). I'd like to know if the shape of seeds is enough to separate in different genera!
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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2008, 11:46:39 AM »
Oh, what a beauty. :o
Is there anyone who can tell me where to get seeds?
« Last Edit: December 03, 2008, 12:10:15 PM by Maggi Young »
Anne Karin Øen, west coast of Norway. USDA zone 7 to 9, not sure.
My English is rusty.
My seedlist
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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2008, 12:30:43 PM »
As it is an hybrid it is impossible to get seeds. I had the bulbs  from Thailand, purchasing on ebay. I think it is not the right time now!

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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2008, 01:07:36 PM »
Hi Anne ,

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

Best wishes
Hans
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Re: Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2008, 02:50:05 PM »
Wohoooo!!!  ;D

I thought that mine was Mrs. Garfiled, but now that i see the difference of both, i guess it is the species, as the leaves are highly oblanceolate, and the stripe on the center is white, and not faded! :D :D
"F" for Fritillaria, that's good enough to me ;)
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