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Amaryllis and Hippeastrums: Not Bolero

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gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

November 11, 2009
3:38 PM

Post #7263302

So far I am zero for three this season.The one pictured is supposed to be Bolero and is not.I'm thinking Blushing Bride or Vera but who knows.Ideas welcome.The other two were sold as Piquant but are good old Minerva.These were all Walmart purchases so it's no big loss.

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Kamikid
Thomasville, GA
(Zone 8a)

November 11, 2009
3:51 PM

Post #7263345

Regardless of the name it is pretty. Have a great day. Elaine
mariava7
Ewing, VA

November 15, 2009
2:24 AM

Post #7275027

Hi JT!

It does look like Blushing Bride. If it's flower buds looked like this, it is Blushing Bride. If it's buds looked like the regular ones, this could be Pink Impression.

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gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

November 16, 2009
10:29 PM

Post #7280214

Thank you Maria.Now I need to see if I took a picture of the buds.
mariava7
Ewing, VA

November 16, 2009
11:48 PM

Post #7280537

You're most welcome JT!

Now I checked my picture files for you. You're "Walmart beauty queen" ... IS Blushing Bride. The only difference between or BBs is that mine has a deeper pink marking in the eye. But then, VA is cooler than FL. BB is one of the more beautiful pinks with crepe like texture of it's rounded and overlapping petals and very nice flower form. It is actually one of my favorites. If only it would be stronger. BB will need some TLC.

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mariava7
Ewing, VA

November 16, 2009
11:54 PM

Post #7280566

So sad to see this lovely variety being sold with all these Walmart mislabels...

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bsharf
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 17, 2009
12:02 AM

Post #7280604

Maria, its interesting that you mention the crepe like texture of BB. My BB is also in bloom, and I noticed that right away. Thought it was odd, but I see that is a characteristic of the cultivar. Mine is also quite pale, but again it could be the warmth of Florida, the pots outside, and we've had above average temperatures most of the fall.
gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

November 17, 2009
4:06 AM

Post #7281313

I have a Blushing Bride from last year and the colors are close.The one from last year was darker but within tolerance.I like it.The Walmart bulb was planted in a spraghnum mush.That might have something to do with the lighter color.Walmart BB is putting up another scape.We will see what that one looks like.

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lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

November 17, 2009
9:32 AM

Post #7281728

Do you think the flowers I posted here are Blushing Bride? It sure can look different. I do remember mine has a crepe texture, but I can't remember how the buds looked.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=7185715

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gordo
Gulfport, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 21, 2009
1:21 PM

Post #7295745

Our Blushing bride.

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gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

November 21, 2009
2:53 PM

Post #7295916

lincolnitess,the flower shape and texture are right on yours.Obviously,the color can vary a lot in this variety.

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