Possible Hippeastrum Mrs. Garfield????

Carlisle, PA(Zone 6b)

I bought this (labelled as Chinese Amaryllis) on a well-known online auction on 3/27/10. It is just now coming out of dormancy. I am hoping it is Mrs. Garfield. Keep my fingers crossed.

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Carlisle, PA(Zone 6b)

This is the pix from that auction.

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Carlisle, PA(Zone 6b)

the stripe is not really yellowish but white, but the flash picked up the yellow from the wooden door. Any thoughts on this?

Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

I would say that is Hippeastrum reticulatum var. striatifolium, the midrib is nice and white, I wouldn't say "Ms. Garfield"

The water looks a bit soggy, what kind of potting mix are you using? It needs to be something that drains very fast and well, bulbs are very rot prone, you must be careful :)

Carlisle, PA(Zone 6b)

Thanks Josh. Guess I will have to look up a good Ammy mix I can put together here in the GH. I only water every 2 weeks. I had just watered it when I took the pix. It was almost bone dry before that but looking good. So what is the difference between the cross & Mrs. Garfield? Thanks for posting your comment.

Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

"Mrs. Garfield" is a hybrid, it isn't a true species where as Hippeastrum reticulatum var striatifolium is the true species. "Mrs. Garfield" is an old hybrid of Hippeastrum reticulatum var. striatifolium x H. "Defiance".

In my opinion your leaves have a white midrib where as the hybrid "Mrs. Garfield" has a diluted white midrib.

When new leaves are formed on hybrids tho sometimes they appear very white and clean until they're a bit older, post another picture in about a week or so!

Thanks
Josh

Carlisle, PA(Zone 6b)

Well, I will post the pix as they come.
Thank you.

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