They are all truly beautiful!
Amarylis, I have never seen those with a short stem, they are really cute. Is that a special variety or a special growing technique?
I’m glad you liked the photos, Motherhen! Nevertheless this “gallery”, as you call it, isn’t mine, it’s a place where anyone who has a photo or two – or more, of Amaryllis, can upload them for all those who are interested in seeing them. Anyone can contribute with photos – just as you have done!
Philo, I haven’t done anything special to these short plants nor are they a different variety or species! I’m as surprised as you are! The only thing that occurs to me is that the bulbs were dried off during the winter but as they were quite small they have lost a lot of their water content & therefore are unable to grow to their normal height – as others have done.
I’ve had lots of other red ones flower at their usual height so that is the only reason I can think of. Even so I’ve written, on the backs of the pots, the word “Dwarf?” to remind me to look at them more carefully next year. I suspect though that they will return to their usual height after a years growth.
The photo shows two of the “dwarf” ones together on Saturday morning 22nd April 2017
Wow! You’ve got quite a magnificent display of hippeastrums this spring, Amarylis!
My hippeastrums have been out in the greenhouses all winter so they are only just starting to send up their flower stems. I have several which will be blooming soon.
My contribution to the thread is this beautiful Hippeastrum papilio (commonly known as the Butterfly Amaryllis) which I grew from seed in January 2011 and has finally decided to flower. It’s the second one this year – the first flowered at the end of March and I self pollinated the flowers so they have seed capsules developing. Not sure if I will get any viable seed but it’s worth a try!
Love the crinkled petal edges on your hippeastrum, Motherhen :)
It’s lovely to see you posting on My Folia once again, Armorel! :-))
Lovely to see such a spectacular Butterfly Amaryllis! I love the shape & colour! I’ve never grown one of these!
I’m trying to reduce a little my collection this year as they are becoming to much of a “handful”! I’ve thrown away all those bulbs I don’t think will flower this year. It breaks my heart & this is the first year ever I’ve not repotted them in “nursery” pots to grow on to flowering size.
The flower I’ve added to this post is the last one for April & possibly, May. I have a few bulbs with buds way down in their necks & one that may just possibly flower during May. But I expect a 2nd flush of flowers for July/August as I recently potted up about 40 bulbs in one week! :-))
In this photo you can see the number of bulbs is greatly reduced now! The tallest is a white which has red veining through the petals. I particularly like these ones as each one is different form the next! At a glance they may look the same but if you are lucky enough, which I am, to be able to see several plants with flowers at the same time open you can see the differences very easily.
The Pure red ones are all lovely but one is as much like another as makes no difference. Having said that there are also some differences even amongst these – some have more green in their throats while others have some white in them, even the colour red can be different on different plants! But again this is only possible if many are flowering at the same time so they can be compared.
Here’s a photo taken of 4 red ones altogether taken a month ago.
In this photo you can see I’ve just finished potting up 13 (a “baker’s dozen”) bulbs that have been dormant since last year. That was about 3 weeks or so ago & just this morning, 4th May 2017, I noticed that 3 or 4 are showing the tips of their buds which are just peeking out of the necks of these bulbs!