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bought as Apple Blossom but...i doubt it!

bought as Apple Blossom but...i doubt it! (Hippeastrum)

i bought this one as Hippeastrum Apple Blossom. I know how this cultivar usually looks and, because of that, i really doubt this one is really Apple Blossom, as mentioned on the label. I begon to suspect long before it bloomed. The bulb (or what i could see of it) was looking odd and the spike was unusual too. I still have no idea which one this is :-)
Any ideas, anybody?
P.S. This is it's third spike and it is blooming with 6 flowers! I'm delighted and in no way regret my purchasing this one, hihihi....

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It is lovely. A little darker than appleblossom?

13 May, 2009


Yes, you are right. Especially when grown outdoors with sufficient light. The two first flower spikes bloomed indoors and they were much lighter in colour. Light intensity does affect the colour of amaryllis flowers. I have read it in Veronica Read's book, and seen it by myself here :-)
The colour on the picture is really very close to the actual colour of the flowers. I would describe as warm pink that leans just very very slightly towards salmon or vermillion. Something in that direction.... really a very nice colour :-)
I'll remember not to try to force this one to bloom in the winter, since the spikes are so tall and the flowers so affected by light intensity.
I'll post pics of the first flowers of this one. You'll see the difference for yourself :-)

13 May, 2009

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