Has anyone had any dealings with this bulb?
Mexican AMARYLLIS Sprekelia
thanks that was the plant I was talking about. I guess I was too dumb to think about people having posted in plant files. I don't know whether I was having a blonde moment ( I wish ) or a senior moment( more likely). Found the imformation I needed there.
I just saw this thread, I do grow this bulb...if you didn't find what you needed, I will be glad to try and help.
Janet do you grow it indoors or container outdoors or in the ground? That was my concern as to the hardiness of the bulb. Zones on this bulb are conflicting.
River, I bought this bulb late last fall and it bloomed for me in March. Flower was a little stunted. Mine is planted inground, with about 6 hrs of sunshine. I bet you can do the same.
I am going to try it this year. I think it will work here too. Thanks
Yes. I have these bulbs. I bought them on eBay from someone for a song as they did not know what they were.
Mine do not bloom every year, but they do bloom late when they choose to bloom.
I have a 2nd one blooming today and it is nice and straight and lovely.
I bought a few of these bulbs from a local nursery. I planted them about 14 days ago. I noticed 3 days ago what I thought was a leaf stem coming up from the ground. Tonight when I was inspecting the daylily bed after I work I was amazed to see that it's already blooming. Wow! That was fast. Needless to say I heading back there this weekend to buy up the rest of the bulbs.
Yep--they are very hardy and are very good seed producers too (which makes me quite happy).
I recently planted four in a big pot for summer. I saw one last summer in bloom (Boojum's house?) and was totally taken with it. I will post pictures when it blooms. I love one of it's common names, The Jacobean Lily. Patti
Here is the write up from Brent and Becky
I just noticed that they are having their summer bulbsale now at 25% off
formosissima - This native to Mexico, sometimes offered as Amaryllis formosissima, is reminiscent of a large (5") red, velvet orchid atop a 12"-18" stem. The petals of the flower are in 2 groups - the upper 3 stand up, curving back at the tips, while the lower 3 are pendent, rolling up like a tube at the base, encircling the stamens. This pest resistant bulb sports similar foliage to that of its family member, the daffodil and makes a great hot-colored container plant with many other summer bloomers. Full sun and well-drained soil are recommended. 16 cm bulbs; 4-5 per sq. ft.; zones 8-10.
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I got this very Amaryllis as a Christmas gift and it bloomed like crazy. Mine had several blooms. Such a pretty plant. I plan to put mine in the garden outside with my other Amaryllis'.
I had never seen this particular Amaryllis until I received it as a gift from my best friend.