Hippeastrum culture

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:50:25 PDT
I have a Yume Mitai, but it doesn't have any offsets. I got it from Komoriya, exported to me by a Japanese friend of mine a few years ago. I love it. But last year or the year before, Komoriya started selling many of his hybrids on a Japanese analog of eBay, and this year he now sells on eBay directly, although very expensively (however, phyto is included). <http://ebay.com/sch/m.html/…> I just checked and although it is now out of season for his Hippeastrums, he is now offering a bunch of his Lachenalia hybrids. I've heard of them before but never seen any photos. Many of them are spectacular. I've never seen any Lachenalias like these before. They're pricey, but not nearly as much as his Hippeastrums are.

On another related note, Andy Houghton (don't know if he's on PBS) somehow managed to produce an exact duplicate of Yume Mitai via his own breeding efforts. He's sure it's not an accident. He crossed H. papilio with H. 'San Miguel'. <https://facebook.com/photo.php/…>

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m

On Jun 13, 2013, at 11:57 AM, Karl Church wrote:

> Diana, great advise-thanks. By the way, do you know of anyone who might
> have either seeds or bulbs of H. "Opal Star" or H. "Yume Mitai" that they
> would sell, trade, or share?
> Karl Church

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