Amaryllis belladonna blooming

Jim McKenney
Wed, 16 Aug 2006 16:47:22 PDT
I have no idea what current usage for Colchicum in the UK is, but Bowles
wrote that "It is known in some parts of England as Naked Boys..."

Nor is it only the names which cause confusion: only this week I received a
catalog from a well-known mail-order retailer of Dutch-grown plants; in this
catalog there is a big, fat photo labeled Lycoris squamigera - yet the
plants shown are the more photogenic Amaryllis belladonna. 

So Terry, you've got lots of company. But I hope it's not like the old
saying: heaven for climate, the other place for company! 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where my Lycoris squamigera
have finished for the year, but in other local gardens they continue. 

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