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Abita Springs, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 5, 2009
5:48 AM

Post #7337085

Is this Piquant? Can someone help to identify? This photo was taken last March. Thanks

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Cape Coral, FL
(Zone 10a)

December 8, 2009
5:40 PM

Post #7348818

Looks like it in the PF.
Abita Springs, LA
(Zone 8b)

December 16, 2009
4:39 AM

Post #7373134

Hi Sunshinesw
Thanks for looking and thanks for your input. I have had this Amaryllis for years and it has multiplied alot but I never knew the name. Thanks again.
Cape Coral, FL
(Zone 10a)

December 16, 2009
3:28 PM

Post #7373978

You are welcome! it's a beauty for sure.
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

December 24, 2009
12:26 AM

Post #7394219

There are a lot of red & white ones... if you got it without a name, it may simply not be a named variety (like getting a pink or purple african violet from the grocery store -- still lovely, but not a registered cultivar). That doesn't matter a bit to your own enjoyment of course, but if you're trading offsets you might call it a "Piquant lookalike" or a red & white noid (noid = no ID).
Abita Springs, LA
(Zone 8b)

January 9, 2010
5:21 AM

Post #7444468

Hi critterologist and thanks for your comment. I received this amryllis bulb from my grandmother 8 years ago and she told me that she didn't know the name because she got it as a mis-labled bulb. I know that she has had this for about 15 years. I don't know how long "Piquant" has been around but from what I could see on the web trying to match the photo to is Piquant. And yes I have many offsets so I was just trying to identify it. Thanks again. Tony
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

January 13, 2010
6:59 PM

Post #7458741

I just id'd "Minerva' which looks alot like that too!
Wauchula, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 15, 2010
4:20 PM

Post #7464320

In my experence, Minerva has more of a star center. Just my opinion. I have lots of red & white stripe that I have had for years, have no idea of the name, just enjoy them!!!
Houston, TX
(Zone 9b)

January 15, 2010
5:20 PM

Post #7464472

Ya, as with many other types of plants (brugmansias come to
mind), if you have an unidentified cultivar, unless there's something especially unique or stand out about it (in other words, to be able to make a 100% accurate id), it's better to just leave them as unidentified. That's one way many ID crisises regarding mislabeled plants begin in the first place.

I have a number of unknown varieties that I grow - several of them were in our yard when we moved into the house, a few others had tags, err... "borrowed" by neighborhood fluffy-tailed tree rats. Not to mention, my JRT, Jimmy, like to "help" me garden sometimes... X^/ Unfortunately, they'll just have to stay as pretty NOID's.

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