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Abby's Amaryllis Abloom
« on: September 24, 2009, 01:16:57 AM »
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Re: Abby's Amaryllis Abloom
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2009, 16:41:15 PM »

Hippeastrum Flamenco is one of Australian Maguires breeds.

This Barbie pink blended with Apricot orange beauty has a diameter of 22cm/8.5" and a scape of 36cm/14".

It has a small bulb of 17cm/6.5" and 2 scapes - very impressive for such a small bulb.

The shorter scape in spite of its huge bloom will make her a contender for the outside garden.

The taller scapes suffer too much wind damage on the coast.
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Re: Abby's Amaryllis Abloom
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2009, 17:16:33 PM »
Wow, wow, wow!
Abby, you can't post a pick of it with such a beautiful mauve companion, and not say what it is? ;)
Looks to me like one of the ginger family?  Specifics if you know, please!  Gosh, I'd love a plant like that... not to mention H Flamenco!!
The 2-toned effect is GLORIOUS!
Thanks for sharing.  :clap:

This place is a great place to spend coffee breaks!  Learn much, great pics, etc!

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Re: Abby's Amaryllis Abloom
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2009, 22:48:42 PM »
 Thanks for your lovely comments Mel

:mmm: but you will have to take longer coffee breaks.

 Mauve companion was featured on 2 pages in a thread started by Ernst Orchids flowering September 2009

http://www.gardenerforum.co.za/index.php?topic=3511.0

http://www.gardenerforum.co.za/index.php?topic=3511.15
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Re: Abby's Amaryllis Abloom
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2009, 23:56:17 PM »
Abby, your Flamenco Hippi is gorgeous!  :love: :love: :love: Lovely colour and shape - she has it all!
Like the Bletillas, too  :clap: :clap:

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Re: Abby's Amaryllis Abloom
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2009, 10:09:06 AM »
I like them both as well Abby!    :clap: :clap: :clap:

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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2009, 10:23:48 AM »

Thank you Joyce and Jeremy
Glad you join me in my passion for this beautiful Hippie.
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Re: Abby's Amaryllis Abloom
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2009, 12:36:42 PM »
Thanks Abby!  Never went back to Ernsts post - not realising there had been more pics added.
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Re: Abby's Amaryllis Abloom
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2009, 17:10:20 PM »
Sorry Mel
Most probably my fault, I do tend to just tack on pix instead of opening new threads for a couple of pix.
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Re: Abby's Amaryllis Abloom
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2009, 10:48:31 AM »

 :love: :love: :love:

Oh dear, I'm getting very hooked on hippis ........................




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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2009, 13:55:09 PM »
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I can spare you a few bletilla corms if you like?
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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2009, 20:41:51 PM »
This is a stunning plant Abby. :clap:
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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2009, 22:40:47 PM »
Hey Rena!  That sounds great!
I'd be the very proud owner of those... and will have to then start a thread on how I should care for them :)
You must still tell me if anything of mine 'catches' your eye, please!!
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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2009, 02:00:39 AM »
Thanks Guys for your nice replies

Johan
I will try to self it for you - if not with this scape she has another about a week away to bloom.

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Oh dear, I'm getting very hooked on hippis ........................

Its not hard Rena - they are up there with the orchid and Clivias but do not need to be 'molly coddled' if you are in the right climate. Dappled shade to full sun in the garden.

I keep some in pots as you can take them indoors and handy if you want to breed with them. You can plan the bloom if you have them in a pot by starting the bulb of 8 weeks before the required date after their rest.
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Re: Abby's Amaryllis Abloom
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2009, 02:03:00 AM »
Hey Rena!  That sounds great!
I'd be the very proud owner of those... and will have to then start a thread on how I should care for them :)
You must still tell me if anything of mine 'catches' your eye, please!!
No guessing about that one Rena would like some of your purple bush Mel  ;)
Do I get a prize for that Rena ???
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