holiday Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Dennis Kramb
Sat, 28 Nov 2009 13:34:41 PST
> My observations of the hippeastrum selections available around now every year 
> suggest there's an enormous number of varieties, but most are only available 
> once in a long while. I once found 'Danube' in the local Canadian Tire store; 
> had never seen it before, and haven't seen it since.
> If you like hippeastrums and have some special ones you particularly enjoy, 
> take great care of them because there's no guarantee you'll be able to buy 
> replacements if yours die.
> If I were filthy rich (but I'm not and never will be) I'd have a special 
> greenhouse devoted solely to hippeastrums in dozens, if not hundreds, or 
> varieties. Nice to dream, eh?

Hahaha, that's a wonderful dream!  I finally found a respectably priced 
site selling Amaryllis bulbs for the holidays that had all the color 
combinations I remember from the past.  To find it I had to google 
search on "Amaryllis box kit".

The one I wish I had, but couldn't find it for sale, is called Germa.  
It looks wonderful!

Dennis in Cincy (anxiously awaiting his mail order Amaryllisusszses)

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