Amaryllis belladonna in full bloom

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:22:42 PDT
The Amaryllis belladonna on the Monterey Peninsula Golf Courses are in full
bloom.  These are between 10 and 50 feet elevation, close to the ocean and
largely untended.

Shirley Meneice, Pebble Beach, CA, Zone 10

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On Behalf Of Nhu Nguyen
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2012 11:38 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Amaryllis belladonna in full bloom

Hi everyone,

It's time for a full blooming of these gorgeous plants in Berkeley - lower
elevation Berkeley that is. At 500ft (150m) the first few flowers are
starting to show and at 800ft (250m) they have just broken ground. There is
definitely a temperature related gradient based on longitude and altitude
based on the data gathered so far.

But back to Berkeley. Today I went to a new spot that we discovered where a
landscaper (or gardener) had planted hundreds of these bulbs. The blooming
was spectacular and the fragrance was just fantastic.……………

I have a bulb in a 1 gallon pot and I have been enjoying the fragrance on
my desk for the past week. I hope that if you live in a place where these
are blooming, you will stop to smell the belladonnas.


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