My African bulbs are in bloom. Dynamite. A beautiful red Hadeco Sonata from Blooming Bulbs.
What's in bloom today
What a difference in the offspring from the same cross. Which parent contributed the shape of the flowers?
Thank you for your feedback.
And "Hot Lips" is now w/in my Frontal Lobes, got into my wishlist; I like the trumpet shape, the color and the shape of white midrib.
Pariter contribution, I do not know the appropriate term, but both parents contributed equally. The broad "butterfly wings" (the upper segments on the left and right side) are due to "PapDon" and H.papilio, respectively. This provides the offspring with slightly a differential symmetry, as one is generally accustomed to, in the "common" big flowers of TETs. And this is exactly what I am targeting!
"PapDon2" itself might be the most attractive knight Star Lily that I obtained EVER.
I can certainly see the butterfly wings in the PapDon2. That is really pretty.
These are all lovely. I love the intense red of Dynamite.
I've bought a couple of Christmas bulbs and have potted those up. Happy Memory will be a first for me so looking forward to that one.
Favorite time of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, seeing the new crop of bulbs come into bloom.
No new bulbs for me this year, will have to wait for the regular bloom time. I have no more room, well I might could make room for a few more. LOL
Nice photography: the flower really jumps out with the dark background.
I have an "Evergreen" pushing 2 flower spikes. Photos when she pops open!
First Love looks similar to several other cultivars, but according to Hadeco's website, its a good ID. Knock on Wood, the first 4 bulbs that have bloomed have been what I ordered. Remember some of the past years, where so many bulbs were incorrectly labeled?
Evergreen is my favorite green Amaryllis: it puts on such a show, since all of its buds open at once.
Another green that is currently in bloom: Fantasy from Royal Colors. This was listed on their website as a miniature. Boy was I surprised when it bloomed, each flower was between 17-19cm across: much too large for a true miniature. I contacted RC, thinking that they had substituted. Well, the size is correct. It actually is a midsize bloom. RC listed it as a miniature to differentiate it from their other green Amaryllis, Luna which is a large flower. I bet I'm not the only person who wondered why this miniature was so huge!
Beautiful blooms, I have a Charmeur with 3 bloom spikes & a Prelude just beginning to show. Found them while in AZ., just had to have them! lol They are huge bulbs from Hadeco. I like that Cherries Jubilee.