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Cibarius
(Doug) Murfreesboro, TN

January 5, 2010
12:54 AM

Post #7428535

I bought this Amaryllis bulb at a plant local retailer. It was called Splash, and it was marketed by Van Bloom. It was quite expensive. Has anyone heard of that company? The first flower is just beginning. I thought I would show its development.

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kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

January 5, 2010
2:23 PM

Post #7430094

I've not grown this one before but I notice that Royal Colours have it in their catalogue. It looks a beauty!

http://www.royalcolors.com/index.php?orderitem_id=354228&nav=item_detail&path=group_items
Cibarius
(Doug) Murfreesboro, TN

January 6, 2010
3:51 AM

Post #7433235

Thanks for the information. Here is day 2 of the bloom. This is a full 24 hours later. The flower head has tipped downward. There are two other, smaller, flowers erupting that are hidden by the green sepal.

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Cibarius
(Doug) Murfreesboro, TN

January 7, 2010
3:12 AM

Post #7436844

Here is the view early in day 3. Because of my daily schedule, I have been forced to photograph this flower in the darker hours of the morning and evening using flash.

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Cibarius
(Doug) Murfreesboro, TN

January 8, 2010
1:13 AM

Post #7439980

The flower has finally opened. In the meantime, I have found the (wholesale) Van Bloem website where they describe selling bulbs from crates, just as I bought this one.

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Cibarius
(Doug) Murfreesboro, TN

January 9, 2010
12:09 AM

Post #7443552

Normally I don't care for doubled flowers because the form becomes too busy, but this is an exception. Here is the blossom fully opened at day 4.

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Cibarius
(Doug) Murfreesboro, TN

January 10, 2010
1:46 AM

Post #7447307

Here's the flower as a snow bird, in the overcast and snowing daylight.

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Cibarius
(Doug) Murfreesboro, TN

January 10, 2010
7:40 PM

Post #7449155

And finally, in the sun.

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Rene10
Wauchula, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 13, 2010
5:20 PM

Post #7458392

Beautiful, I love the dbls.

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