I wish I could grow these outside, but I love having them blooming in my house. They are so spectacular and unusual.
Very end of March, Huntington Gardens, Pasadena zone 9b
My papilio in bloom
I live in Haughton, La and I have been growing this amaryllis for about 12 years.
Something one doesn't often see in pictures of papilio: three blooms on a scape.
H.papillio from the original collection of Len Doran.
Hippeastrum papilio, I call this one the twins. I have 11 bloom stems and I don't know how many bulbs.
First time bloom on this plant. It had a total of 4 blooms.
Most photos show only two blooms per scape-- but a well-grown plant can have three. I hear they can produce four, but I haven't seen it for myself.
Papilo in spring bloom, Wilton Manors, Florida.
Papilo in bright afternoon sun.
Photo courtesy of Mark Delepine. Copyright of Mark Delapine. Berkeley, California.'