Amaryllis belladonna in full bloom

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 12:19:16 PDT
A plant I had a couple of summers ago, was thriving leaf wise but never 
a flower, until I moved it to an exposed, hot, dry position and it got 
very floriferous.  It was one of Keith Hammett's bred seedlings, which I 
was disappointed in when it did flower, so he was happy to have it back 
and I got another one and 2 more.  Which are in the exposed position 
where the original one was, and flowered very happily last season.  
Could it be being dry which triggered them, and hot?

I always thought they needed sun, and dry.  Was amazed to see some in 
Nhu's photos which were in the shade, but they would be dry there.

Also possibly soil which is a bit poor on nutrients?

On 8/08/2012 4:08 a.m., David Pilling wrote:
> Blessed with cold summers, I imagined hot summers might be the key... or
> is it cool but not cold. Mine have only gone dormant this week.

Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand  Zone 10

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