More wiki photos

Lee Poulsen
Tue, 24 Aug 2004 16:24:32 PDT
I've added several photos to the wiki, in particular some of another 
blooming I've had of Lycoris sprengeri here in southern California, 
where it's blooming alongside the Amaryllis belladonna that so easily 
grow and bloom here. I like the various shades of pink, magenta, and 
white of the Amaryllis a lot. But the blue in L. sprengeri is just 

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10

Griffinia aracensis
My G. aracensis finally bloomed this year. The flowers are smaller than 
those of G. espiritensis or G. liboniana and the petals are much 
narrower. The leaves are also smaller and much narrower than those of 
espiritensis or liboniana.

Griffinia liboniana
And just one more photo of a full head of this beauty [Griffinia 
liboniana], taken August 2004.…
Orthrosanthus chimboracensis
Mine finally bloomed and isn't nearly as blue as Mary Sue's plants, in 
fact it's nearly white.…
Habranthus tubispathus var. roseus
finally bloomed for me from seed. The photos show what the flower looks 
like face on and what the outside of the petals look like.…
Crinum oliganthum
When I bought this from Yucca Do Nursery, they called it Crinum sp. 
mini-americanum. It is also called 'West Indies mini' Crinum. Their 
pictures show six-petaled flowers, but these are only five-petaled. The 
plant is very small, growing in a 1 gallon container.…
Lycoris radiata var. radiata
This is the sterile triploid form, received from Jim Waddick, and 
common throughout much of the southern USA. (See Lycoris sprengeri for 
a photo of the two species blooming together showing the difference in 
color and form.)

Lycoris sprengeri
Here are photos of two separate scapes from the same bulb (from Jim 
Waddick) blooming once again in southern California, showing how the 
amount of blue can change from scape to scape. (The first scape <first 
photo> bloomed when the temperatures were very hot, mid-to-high 90s F. 
<high 30s C.>, and are more pink. The second scape <second and third 
photos>, which bloomed when the temperatures were unusually low for 
August, upper 70s F. <mid 20s C.> are much more blue.) The 
electric-blue buds are particularly spectacular.

Lycoris sprengeri & Lycoris radiata radiata
Since these happened to be in bloom at the same time, I had to take a 
photo of them together to show how different in color and form two 
Lycoris can be.

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