Bright Sparks, a Hadco Amaryllis from Blooming Bulbs
What's in bloom today part 8
No blooms for me yet, but I've started a boxed Evergreen today.
I have not ordered from Blooming Bulbs. How are their sonatini bulbs Bsharf? Size and quality?
The bulbs from Blooming Bulbs are fine. Overall the quality of the bulbs this year have been much better than the past 2 years. I've received 20 so far from Amaryllis Bulb Company, Easy to Grow Bulbs, Fernwood Farms (ebay), and Blooming Bulbs, only 2 had a little rot on them.
Wow. Gorgeous. I never got my hippies outside this summer due to non stop rain June and July. So no striatum flowers this fall. :((
In November I will cut them down, stop watering and put them in the dark for 2 months. I don't do that to the species though. Is that correct???
Bsharf...thanks for those infos. I was thinking about purchasing a few varieties from Bloomingbulb till I read their "booboo" in GW. Gezzzz....what a mess.
Boojum....This is what I do. Stop watering now. Once they are dry, place in cool place (55F and below if possible). Wait till leaves die down and then cut. Apply Captan paste on wounds. They can be stored there until spring or until you want to bring them in to bloom. They do not need sunlight at this stage.
Beautiful pics all, I just got my order from JS. Planted 2 that had scapes Trentino & Cocktail. bsharf that looks like Lady Jane to me also! I really like that Sire, it looks like a dbl. Gervasse. Lorine
ETG's Siren looks very very similar to Joker. Flower size, coloration and that habit of having variable markings from one flower to another. And their Snow Drift looks very very similar to Alfresco. Hmmmmmm...
They are both very beautiful varieties and performers too!
Siren is really an interesting one with those variable blooms. Very pretty. I think when I return to work Sunday night Snow White should be blooming. Will get some photos.
Maria: when I saw the blooms on Siren, my first impression was also that it was Joker. So Siren may or may not be something new. I always get nervous when I don't see the new cultivar listed on Plantscope or on the Hadco website. My Snow Drift from EGB should be in bloom in a few days.
Nice one Bsharf!
I do not have this...yet! I have been pondering on it as it looks so similar to Rapido. Do you have both and notice any difference?
Maria: check the Penning website. They are selling both Calimero and Rapido, and have the description of both under their listing of Amaryllis. Looks as if Calimero has a little taller scape and less buds/ scape. Otherwise they look very similar.
Hey Bsharf! Thanks for the lead! You're right...they're almost the same. So I'll pass on this one. I have too many red miniature/small flower varieties already.
Now who ordered FLAMENCO QUEEN from White Flower Farm??? I received a partial shipment from them today and the 2 Flamenco Queen bulbs that I ordered were not included. In the bottom of their invoice states that "SAMBA" will be sent in another shipment.
Soooooooo...they are replacing a $19.95 Flamenco Queen with a Samba??? I don't think so! No wayyyyyy!!! My friend did receive his order from them and WFF has replaced his Flamenco Queen with a Samba without any notice. Bad, bad, bad!!! And besides, they have the most expensive shipping charges I have ever seen.
Yeh, I ordered Fantasy from them. I'll let you know how that goes. I think there was a box to check saying no replacements but my memory's so bad it may have been another co.!
I also ordered Flamenco Queen, but I haven't gotten that particular order yet. I write no substitutions on every order I place. But most places substitute anyway, cause they don't want to credit you. The nurseries make up their lists based on what they think they will be getting, and then their suppliers can't get the cultivars from their growers. One positive thing this year, I really think the overall quality of the bulbs has been better so far. I'm still waiting for the order from EdenBlooms. Hope it wasn't a mistake to order from them. I saw the negitive reviews in Garden Watch after I made the order.
WFF does have very good quality bulbs like Royal Colors. Their prices are a little bit higher specially the new varieties. I just actually just wanted to try Flamenco Queen and Peach Parfait. You know, just see them with my own eyes. Then I checked their shipping charges. Gezzzzzzz... So I doubled my order and added a Shangrila to make the shipping charge worth it. And then this happens. Sighhhhhh...
Yes, the bulbs this season are very nice ones. 2009 harvest is a good one.
Newbies and Greenies in bloom...
My RC order came yesterday. Nice plump healthy bulbs. I hate to jink myself, but so nice not to see all the rotten bulbs like we've gotten in the past two seasons. My fingers are still crossed about Eden Blooms, the order showing up, in good health and correctly labelled.
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