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Amaryllis and Hippeastrums: Scented Amaryllis?

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ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

January 10, 2008
2:32 AM

Post #4382108

Back in the early 80's we moved into a home that had a huge clump of all white Amaryllis near the back door. They had a very strong but lovely lemony scent and they perfumed the garden when they were in bloom. We moved away from that house in '99 and I foolishly did not take a bulb with me. By that time the clump was about 3' wide, no one would have noticed. Dumb move on my part.

Can you recommend any Amaryllis that are scented? Thanks
gordo
Gulfport, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 12, 2008
6:45 PM

Post #4391893

Yup. Jewel! A double with nice color and form.

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boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2008
9:34 PM

Post #4392501

Amputo, too. A single trumpet white. The scent is heavenly!
ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

January 12, 2008
10:07 PM

Post #4392641

Hmmmm, I may have to try both! I think Amputo is closer to the bulbs I had as I do not recall them having double flowers but my nose will know.

Thanks!
boojum
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2008
10:47 PM

Post #4392842

Let us know if you get one whether it is the right scent.
ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2008
2:13 PM

Post #4400012

Will do!
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2008
4:36 AM

Post #4403986

Gordo, I noticed your Jewel is just like mine, one really doubled up and the others not...I wonder why they do that...any idea?

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