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Amaryllis Red with white markings in living room window 25-01-2013 001


By Balcony

Amaryllis Red with white markings in living room window 25-01-2013 001 (Amaryllis)

Amaryllis Red with white markings in living room window just opened today! Flowers 7 & 1/2" across!

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i think this is my favourite colour of all of them!

26 Jan, 2013


Wow! you saw it very quickly! This is a very nice flower indeed! :-))

26 Jan, 2013


it looks spectacular!

26 Jan, 2013


Not only that but it's the biggest flower of all at 7 & 1/2 inches across!

27 Jan, 2013


just beautiful!

29 Jan, 2013


I'm going to post a photo I took today of two different striped ones together on our living room table.

2 Feb, 2013


Stripey ones are brilliant!

2 Feb, 2013


Did you see the photo of the two different striped ones together?

3 Feb, 2013


I did, really beautiful!

3 Feb, 2013


I also thought they looked good together! :-))

4 Feb, 2013


Did it encourage you to have more stripey ones?

4 Feb, 2013


I have no say in the matter - remember they all came from the seeds I sowed from my own plants about 7 or 8 years ago! I have kept ALL the resulting plants which is why I have at least 50 pots!

5 Feb, 2013


is it possible to cross polinate and get more stripes??

6 Feb, 2013


I suppose so, only you have to wait 4 more years to see the results of your work! Perhaps 50% of them would come out striped I'm not sure how the laws of genetics work here they are after all hybrids themselves so you could end up with anything - like I have! But even though there was pure white amongst their parents none of my 50 seedlings has turned out white!
I don't seem to have anything extraordinary amongst them from the 100s of photos I've seen on the Internet. :-((

6 Feb, 2013


another 4 years??? thats a very long time!

i am amazed not even one out of 50 was white

6 Feb, 2013


Every seed needs at least 4 years to reach a flowering size bulb! I know of no shortcuts! Perhaps those that hybridize them professionally know of a way of reducing the time - but they aren't letting on!

7 Feb, 2013

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