help me ID this

Palm Coast, FL(Zone 9a)

This little tiny beauty appeared in my outdoor Amaryllis bed. I have never seen it before, don't remember planting it, and have no idea what it is. I'm guessing an African from the size. Did the Amaryllis fairy plant it one night. Any ideas. I didn't adjust the color, its a true yellow. It has a trumpet form.

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Palm Coast, FL(Zone 9a)

photo 2

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Palm Coast, FL(Zone 9a)

photo 3 The leaves have just appeared.

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Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

This looks like a species Hippeastrum - Parodii , it's not African, it's from Argentina and Bolivia, Amaryllis are from Africa which are actually a completely different genus than Hippeastrum which are what all of your Dutch Hybrid "Amaryllis" are.


http://www.bulbsociety.org/GALLERY_OF_THE_WORLDS_BULBS/GRAPHICS/Hippeastrum/species/H_parodii/Hippeastrum_parodii.html

Palm Coast, FL(Zone 9a)

It sure does look like it. I'm looking forward to it blooming next year. Thanks

Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

It really does, and if it is you have a prize on your hands! Parodii are considered pretty rare!

Link, Sweden(Zone 5b)

Perhaps it can be Hippeastrum solandriflorum 'Germa'?

Palm Coast, FL(Zone 9a)

Looking back in DG's plant files and on the website of Plantscope, my mystery bulb cetainly could be Germa.

Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

I think Germa is also a possibility, germa is a hybrid involving Parodii and a few other specie Hippeastrum.

Either way, it's beautiful :)

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