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The Butterfly of the Garden - Hippeastrum Papilio
« on: October 27, 2009, 14:17:27 PM »



















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Re: The Butterfly of the Garden
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 15:00:47 PM »
Abby - this is the most beautifull amaryllis i,ve ever seen!

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009, 17:37:51 PM »
Stunning, Abby - an OLD hippi (was my Dad's) must be nearly 25 years old (like my iris!) is blooming today - a SMALL flower red with white markings - but weather is not premitting a photo - thank goodness, because all my pride in my one and only hippi bloming has gone out the window after seeing these photos ;D

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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 17:39:50 PM »
Truly magnificent  :clap:
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 18:26:57 PM »
Absolutely incredibly beautiful.  Never seen this amaryllis before! Love it.  :love:
 Do you know where I can get hold of one?

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Re: The Butterfly of the Garden
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009, 18:30:48 PM »

Abby

Never seen that before! Beautiful.   :love: :love:

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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2009, 22:32:11 PM »
Stunning Abby... :love: :love: :love:

Definitely one of my favourites!

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Re: The Butterfly of the Garden
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2009, 23:13:06 PM »
Adri - this has also become a 'gotto have' for me!

Well done, Abby.  Beautiful pics, Abby, is that our trusty (sometimes) little Kodak that did the honours?
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Re: The Butterfly of the Garden
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2009, 13:19:12 PM »
Thanks guys
I am glad you enjoyed my H. Papilio Specie as much as I did - I just love big clumps and masses of flowers whatever they may be.

Adri - this has also become a 'gotto have' for me!

Well done, Abby.  Beautiful pics, Abby, is that our trusty (sometimes) little Kodak that did the honours?

Mel
The little Kodak outdid itself - I think the little Kodak too fell in love with The Butterfly en masse. Can hardly wait for next year. Funny thing about that little camera - sometimes it produces these really great pictures and sometimes, sometimes. sometimes .....I will not say anymore in case it may offend some.

I did some edit 'fluttery' on the photobucket as you may have noticed. It was pretty straight forward but boy it was time consuming when it was time to save it. Got tired of waiting for it and turned it off but it came through any how, perhaps it is why the frame has only 3 black lines - must not be so impatient in the future.

Michael has deserted us and bought himself a Luminax L - the series seem to have goood reviews for a reasonably priced cameras. Not sure which model though. Takes good pix too.

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He has taken a most delightful shot of a baby Fiscal Flycatcher
I do hope he posts some more before it leaves the nest.
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Re: The Butterfly of the Garden
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2009, 14:29:26 PM »
I love those, but we can only keep them outside for about 5 months of the year. I only have a few Hippis, but that is one I have been looking to add. I have a few cybisters, they are all 2 year old bulbs, so maybe they'll bloom next year if I keep them growing inside all winter. I rest the large ones.
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2009, 11:02:02 AM »
Yes John
You would have to go a long way to find a bloom as beautiful as this one - well worth getting. A friend of mine in Europe has hers growing on the kitchen window sill and tells me she has scapes and about to bloom, I think the winter climate would be about the same as yours - C O L D
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Re: The Butterfly of the Garden - Hippeastrum Papilio
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2012, 11:33:42 AM »
 :woohoo: One of the Papilios is flowering a little early this year - this is the second scape it produced this winter


Look at the pods forming on the first scape at the back of the blooms and the funny tassels



Hippeastrum Papilio would have to be one of my favourite plants - I've done some breeding with it but as yet have not seen any of the babies come to bloom.








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Re: The Butterfly of the Garden
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2012, 11:42:26 AM »
That's so beautiful - stunning.
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Re: The Butterfly of the Garden - Hippeastrum Papilio
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2012, 08:02:17 AM »
Thank you Rena  :)

Yes  this is a magnificent species  :love:

Hope I get some more blooms in October  ??? ???

Maybe we are going to have an early spring ??? ???
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Re: The Butterfly of the Garden - Hippeastrum Papilio
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2012, 20:09:09 PM »
Beautiful, Abby!!      :clap: