The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Amaryllis Red (close up) on balcony 2009-08-22.jpg

balcony

By Balcony


Amaryllis Red (close up) on balcony 2009-08-22.jpg (Amaryllis Hippeastrum)

This the last photo of the Amaryllis on the balcony which includes the red & white one, (top left corner). All four flowers have now opened on this stem.
Here is a place where you can see more of my Amaryllis:
http://beyondspace.info/forum/index.php?topic=840.msg10464#msg10464



Comments on this photo

 

Beautiful colour!

23 Aug, 2009

 

Just trying to 'kill' mine off again to see if I can get it to flower for a third time in a year!
It's just set an offset this time too.

28 Aug, 2009

 

In all the years I've grown them I've never known them to flower three times in a year! They can't possibly built up enough energy for that!

When you mention an "offset" do you mean the bulb itself has produced it? The one that appears to already have flowered twice?

28 Aug, 2009

 

It's a beauty isn't it? I see that there is an Amaryllis called 'Pamela' a deep red one, I have decided to give it a go this Autumn!

30 Aug, 2009

 

As long as it flowers by the 20th December that'll make it 3 times in a year (maybe that is stretching the rules a bit).
Caught me out when it flowered so soon again.
The offset came from the same bulb. I bought it in Amsterdam a couple of years ago.

30 Aug, 2009

 

Well I wish you all the luck in the world! I imagine that it's a pretty big bulb.

You could pot up the offshoot & grow it on for a year or two till it reaches flowering size. I used to do that all the time when I grew mostly the red ones in my balconies in Spain.

30 Aug, 2009

 

I'll post up a pic when it does flower again, it's a real eyecatcher!
It's a very big bulb, probably 5" in diameter now.
Probably need to repot it after it's flowered.

31 Aug, 2009

 

I'd like to see it. :)

I've never had a bulb that big! Even the bulbs that flowered with so many flowers last year were never as big as that!

31 Aug, 2009

 

If you ever go to Amsterdam go to the flower market. You'll be in Amaryllis heaven!!

31 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks, I'll have to remember that!

31 Aug, 2009



Comment on this photo


Pictures tagged with kitchen
12 of 199

  • Spider_plant_in_kitchen_2009_08_25_002
  • Tradescantias_potted_up_2009_09_14_001

What else?

View photos by Balcony

This photo is of species Amaryllis Hippeastrum.

See who else has plants in genus Amaryllis.

This photo is of "Amaryllis" in Balcony's garden

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    18 Jul, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    24 Jun, 2007

  • Gardening with friends since
    20 Mar, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    1 Apr, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    21 May, 2007