Amaryllis vs Lycoris

Jim McKenney
Fri, 13 Aug 2004 08:12:26 PDT
At 10:45 PM 8/13/2004 -0400, Eugene Zielinski
>I have to disagree with Jim's assessment of Lycoris squamigera vs Amaryllis
>belladonna.  I think they are both beautiful in their own way. 

I didn't say Lycoris squamigera wasn't beautiful. But what I did imply is
that Amaryllis belladonna is a lot more beautiful. Look carefully at those
Lycoris flowers: they lack symmetry, they lack substance, the color is
indefinite, and they stink - or to be more precise, they smell like vinyl.
Now compare the Amaryllis on each of those points and try - ha! - to
convince me that they are of comparable beauty. The Lycoris is a low class
floozy compared to the Amaryllis.

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where this establishment is
unfortunately spurned by the higher class patrons and is forced to make do
with the floozies. 


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