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Amaryllis and Hippeastrums: Was this mislabeled as an Amaryllis?

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Humble, TX

November 27, 2009
4:38 PM

Post #7313745

I got this as a seedling at a Round up and it was labeled as an Amaryllis, but I have never seen an Amaryllis send off a side shoot like this. What do you think?

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United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

November 27, 2009
5:19 PM

Post #7313871

Might it be a Crinum?
Zephyrhills, FL

November 27, 2009
7:14 PM

Post #7314124

It is almost certainly a Crinum. Compare the roots to hippeastrum. That,alone, tells me what it is. Most Crinum also have thinner leaves,than Hippeastrum. It is an amaryllid,but not likely an Amaryllis,either.
Gulfport, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 30, 2009
3:32 AM

Post #7320358

I have some Crinum Erubescens var. Octifloras that reproduce by sending out runners. It is one of the few crinum that reproduce this way.
Perhaps, yours is this same variety.

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Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

December 1, 2009
10:08 AM

Post #7324399

It looks exactly like what I know as Crinum americanum. Is C. erubescens a new name for that one or is it a whole different plant?
Fridley, MN
(Zone 4b)

December 13, 2009
1:02 AM

Post #7363051

Could be a Belladonna lily, sometimes also called Amaryllis.
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

January 14, 2010
1:32 AM

Post #7459808

Actually, I think there are a few hippeastrum species with will produce via stolons, though, having said that, I don't think this is an amaryllis, either.

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