Hippeastrum 'Scarlet Baby'

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Fri, 08 Aug 2008 10:09:18 PDT
This is too funny.

I’ve been trying to find a source for this one, too.

Years ago I was sent a bulb of this cultivar gratis. I grow only a few
Hippeastrum now, mostly plants acquired as gifts. I’m not really a
Hippeastrum person, and if I were to grow any more they would have to be

But ‘Scarlet Baby’ made a big impression. Despite the hilarious name (“You
didn’t check the water temperature before you put the baby in the bath?” Or
“You put habeñeros in the baby formula?”), it’s a very handsome small
flowered cultivar. 

At about the same time I got mine, a friend got one too. I remember her
showing me the nice nest of fat bulbs she had been able to raise in only a
season or two.  

I eventually lost mine, and have been looking for a replacement since. 

So if someone knows of a source, please let us all know. 

Jim McKenney
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