Thanks Hans. So the Hippeastrum I bought which I have growing in the garden, which was unnamed, is the Red Lion as I thought. It is a gorgeous deep velvety red. Ina Crossley Auckland New Zealand On 4/11/2011 9:29 a.m., Hans-Werner Hammen wrote: > But then the buds become all-the-darker, and the ovary becomes BLACKISH-green. 2 scapes with 4 florets from a mature bulb SELDOM 3 scapes and SELDOM 5 florets per umbel. Leaves rather long and thin, with brownish pigmentation under better light condition.