Karl Church 64kkmjr@gmail.com
Fri, 31 May 2013 16:32:45 PDT
Dennis, since your Hippeastrum are doing so well maybe you'll have seeds to
donate to our BX. I'd be interested in knowing what other varieties are in
your collection, of you don't mind sharing that info.
Karl Church
zone 9a
On May 31, 2013 2:54 PM, "Dennis Kramb" <dkramb@badbear.com> wrote:

> I stored my Hippeastrum collection in an unheated addition off the back of
> my house last winter.  They were in pots.  They got some sunlight, but no
> water.  It got extremely cold for a very long time.  I expected most (or
> even all) of them to be dead.  Some of them stayed green, which was beyond
> my comprehension.  So about 3 weeks ago I finally put them outside so they
> could get some rain.
> One of them, Red Lion, is about to bloom.  Another, Germa, is also sending
> up a bloom stalk.  Only 1 plant in the entire collection died, H. roseum,
> which was a weak grower anyway... and I've lost in previous years even when
> I took proper care of it.
> Hippeastrum are now officially amazing, in my book.  :-)
> Dennis in Cincinnati (who has never had Hippeastrum blooming with Iris
> before... magnificent!)
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