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Amaryllis and Hippeastrums: Crinum Discovery

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CreeksideFarm
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 5, 2009
4:08 PM

Post #7137299

I'm hoping this might be the right place to ask about a Crinum variety that I have just discovered. This pink and white two tone group is near a lighter solid pink patch of Crinums. I don't know if it is a different variety, or if the lighter pink group has produced a hybrid. The interesting thing is that within the two tone group, half of them are a deep dark solid pink, & half of them are a pink and white two tone.

Anyone recognise this Crinum Variety?

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Desertdenial5
Tolleson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 5, 2009
4:11 PM

Post #7137313

Wow I love that color combo. Where did you find this at?
gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

October 5, 2009
4:11 PM

Post #7137315

I grow about ten varieties and it doesn't look like any of mine.Did you spread those petals or is that the way the flower looks?
CreeksideFarm
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 5, 2009
4:16 PM

Post #7137332

I didn't spred the petals, that one was just especially wide open, here is another view

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Desertdenial5
Tolleson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 5, 2009
4:24 PM

Post #7137356

Wow I have at least 15 + growing right now and none of mine look like that!!
CreeksideFarm
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 5, 2009
4:39 PM

Post #7137405

This patch of Crinums is in a neighbors garden. He originally bought pink Crinums from Brent & Becky's Bulbs and we are not sure if another variety got mixed in with the bulbs, or if this is a new invention...

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Desertdenial5
Tolleson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 5, 2009
4:44 PM

Post #7137421

I have been searching the net and have not found anything but I know different soils and other factors can affect the coloring.
gordo
Gulfport, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 6, 2009
4:20 AM

Post #7140016

We need more photos of the whole plant, leaves, scapes, flowers. :-)
CreeksideFarm
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2009
4:26 AM

Post #7140020

Thanks Gordo,

I'll be back over there on Wednesday this week, I'll take some more pictures then.

Stay Tuned...Shall return with more pics.
CreeksideFarm
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 8, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #7146159

I went to take a picture of the leaves, and there aren't any...

I think what has happened is I got my Amaryllis and Crinums mixed up. After talking with him today now he thinks that the bulbs were originally ordered as Amaryllis Belladonna and it may not have been from Brent & Becky's. He's going to look through a stack of old receipts to see if he can find where he got them.

Sorry for the mixup. We are pretty sure now that they are actually Amaryllis.

Even so, it is still an unusual color combination. Whatever they are, they are pretty.
CreeksideFarm
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 8, 2009
9:45 AM

Post #7147126

Here is a link to some Amaryllis Hybrid bulbs that look quite similar to the ones in my pictures. I clicked on the Image Gallery below the picture on the link and I see that within this group of bulbs are many color variations. It appears that a person ordering this mix might end up with any of the color variations, or something inbetween. Still, I'm thinking the mix might be worth a try.

Here is the link to the Amaryllis Hybrids for any of you that might also be interested:

http://www.easytogrowbulbs.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1485

gordo
Gulfport, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 8, 2009
4:18 PM

Post #7148074

Well...I'll be...
Naked Ladies.
:-)

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