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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Help Me ID Please! Bulb with pink flower clusters

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tcarr777
Baton Rouge, LA

February 6, 2013
4:38 PM

Post #9410609

I bought some planted bulbs the other day from a local nursery. The man couldn't tell me what it was but he said it had bright pink flowers. I saw some on another plant and I thought of garlic flowers first. When looking at the bulb it has a crinum lily look to it and it has that wine coloration where the bulb 'turns' into the leaf. I'd love any help I can get!

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Vestia
San Francisco, CA

February 6, 2013
4:49 PM

Post #9410618

maybe a Zephranthes.
tcarr777
Baton Rouge, LA

February 6, 2013
4:57 PM

Post #9410628

Well it doesn't make a solitary flower. Instead, from what I saw, the flowers are in clusters (think similar to society garlic but not that tall of a flower stalk). The pink color reminded me of the intense coral/pink color of some cactus flowers
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2013
5:54 PM

Post #9410666

Maybe an Allium? Here's a link to a few... do any of these look similar? [HYPERLINK@store.brentandbeckysbulbs.com]
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 6, 2013
6:00 PM

Post #9410669

Another possibility - which seems more likely given the appearance of the roots - is something in Amaryllidaceae.
Maybe Cyrtanthus mackenii or related? [HYPERLINK@www.google.com]
tcarr777
Baton Rouge, LA

February 6, 2013
6:00 PM

Post #9410670

no..it had maybe 5-7 flowers on a stalk
tcarr777
Baton Rouge, LA

February 6, 2013
6:14 PM

Post #9410678

thats it! its a Cyrtanthus mackenii or hybrid of it! thanks!

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