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Beginner Flowers: Hippeastrum is Amaryllis?

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Shlomit
Tel Aviv
Israel

March 10, 2014
4:01 PM

Post #9786692

Hello,
I was looking in Wiki and also in other places, and understood that Hippeastrum and Amaryllis are two different plats, one comes from tropical and subtropical regions of America and the other comes from South africa.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippeastrum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaryllis_belladonna

Is this true?
Because when I searched DG for Hippeastrum, I saw many flowers names that contains the two kinds, like
"PlantFiles: Amaryllis
Hippeastrum striatum"

This got me confused because if its not the same plant how come it have the both plant names?
It also said:
"Amaryllis is a small genus of flowering bulbs, with two species. The better known of the two, Amaryllis belladonna"

I'll be grateful to learn about it,
Thank you very much
Shlomit

Attached: Hippeastrum at my Balcony (I don't know the kind)

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carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 10, 2014
7:35 PM

Post #9786881

There are a few articles on this website that should explain, but really I bet they only explain how to grow the Hippeastrum type.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/search.php?q=Hippeastrum&searchsubmit= Search

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 10, 2014
8:03 PM

Post #9786900

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippeastrum
That may help.
Shlomit
Tel Aviv
Israel

March 11, 2014
6:06 AM

Post #9787089

? you gave me the exact link I've posted in my first thread... :)
I just want to know why in DG it's treated as if it's the same plant.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

March 11, 2014
7:09 AM

Post #9787139

That's a good question. They aren't the same.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2014
10:12 AM

Post #9787289

OH sorry!

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