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Amaryllis and Hippeastrums: Haemanthus albiflos

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United Kingdom

November 23, 2009
5:34 PM

Post #7302668

Hope this is ok for this site. it is from the Amaryllidaceae family.Unusual flowers.

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Gulfport, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 23, 2009
8:11 PM

Post #7303217

I have two that haven't bloomed for a couple of years. I'm looking forward to it very much! Yours look absolutely beautiful!
Ewing, VA

November 23, 2009
11:58 PM

Post #7304008

I got one of this too! Been growing it with my phals indoors beside a very bright window. It has not bloomed either. Now what does it need to bloom? Does it need a cold dormancy too like the hippies? And what causes those browning leaf edges. Mine would do this also sometimes.

Oh one more thing...there is a smaller type that stays like just 6 inches tall. It has a very hairy leaf. H. albiflos has hair in it's leaf edges but this smaller kind has hair all over it's leaf surface and edge. What kind is this smaller one?
Ladson, SC

November 29, 2009
1:59 AM

Post #7317606

Mine is blooming, it's in th greenhouse now.
Ewing, VA

November 29, 2009
3:42 AM

Post #7317838

You guys are so lucky!!! What temperature range did your Haemanthus get?
Tolleson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

December 2, 2009
4:51 PM

Post #7328461

Nice blooms!! These are on my list 2010 to try.
United Kingdom

December 6, 2009
5:55 AM

Post #7340646

A lovely Nerine , N. flexousa.

Sorry I'm late replying, I think the Haemanthus you describe mariava is H. pubescens. The H.albiflos is grown here in a cool, frost free glasshouse. The brown edges to the leaves is probably caused by leaf scorch.

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