Hippeastrum Hybrids Four

Pictures of Hippeastrum hybrids, often described as amaryllis and seen for sale in the northern hemisphere in December, are pictured on this page. Photos of plants with names from O-unnamed are found on this page.


Photos of other hybrids are found on these pages:


Hippeastrum 'Opal Star' is a medium sized Israeli hybrid; the flowers measure about 5in. across. Photo taken December 2010 by Joshua Young.

Hippeastrum 'Opal Star', Joshua Young

Hippeastrum ex 'Pink Accent' - photo of a seedling of this cultivar by Mari Kitama which took seven years to flower; the flower of 'Pink accent' is light pink but this is pale orange pink.

Hippeastrum 'Pink Accent', Mari Kitama

Hippeastrum 'Red Peacock' Photo taken April 2004 by Lee Poulsen.

Hippeastrum 'Red Peacock', Lee Poulsen

Hippeastrum 'Rose Rascal' - is a very small type; its bulb is only 4 cm; photographs by Mari Kitama.

Hippeastrum 'Rose Rascal', Mari KitamaHippeastrum 'Rose Rascal' bulb, Mari Kitama

Hippeastrum 'Sandra' from Cynthia W. Mueller. A very vigorous clone.

Hippeastrum 'Sandra', Cynthia Mueller

Hippeastrum 'Shoka no Midorisagi' (=green heron in the early summer) a hybrid produced by the Japanese nursery Komoriya. Photograph by Mari Kitama. See this PBS list thread for more about Japanese hippeastrums.

Hippeastrum 'Shoka no Midorisagi', Mari Kitama

Hippeastrum 'Snow White' from Greg Pettit in South Africa, grown and photgraphed by Arnold Trachtenberg

Hippeastrum 'Snow White', Arnold Trachtenberg

Hippeastrum 'Toscana' purchased as a cut flower in Cologne. A Hippeastrum cybister hybrid of otherwise unknown origin. Stems 70 cm, flowers 15 cm, 4-5 buds per stem. Photo by Jamie Vande.

Hippeastrum 'Toscana', Jamie VandeHippeastrum 'Toscana', Jamie Vande

Hippeastrum teyucuarense × Hippeastrum angustifolium photo was taken by Dell Sherk, March 2006.

Hippeastrum teyucuarense × angustifolium, Dell Sherk

Hippeastrum 'Yume Mitai' Photo taken March 2004 by Lee Poulsen. A Japanese hybrid whose name means 'Looks Like a Dream'. Does anyone have a guess as to which species they may have crossed to get this?

Hippeastrum 'Yume Mitai', Lee Poulsen

Below are pictured some unnamed hybrids. The first two photos show a hybrid double pink bred and photographed by Ronald Redding. The third from Arnold Trachtenberg was probably given to him by a neighbor who didn't know how to reflower the bulb. The fourth from Joshua Young is of an unnamed hybrid received from a woman living in Florida that she said she has had for ten years or longer! It's a plant with small stature that blooms from small bulbs.

Hippeastrum hybrid, Ronald ReddingHippeastrum hybrid, Ronald ReddingHippeastrum hybrid, Arnold TrachtenbergHippeastrum hybrid, Joshua Young

Angelo Porcelli placed the photos of the three plants below on the Mystery bulbs page, but they have not been identified. They are most likely hybrids. He found these three hybrids/species here and there in some gardens in south Italy. They are labeled 2, 3, and 4. Number 2 is a strong plant, found originally in a clump of over 30 bulbs. Leaves have a typical bluish cast and flowers have a 'triangular' face, about 12 cm across (5"). Number 3 has tall stalks and he wondered it if could be Hippeastrum vittatum or a hybrid of the same. Number 4 has a well visible dark red 'eye' and often flowers again in September. It stays evergreen, in spite of being routinely exposed to frosts at -2 °C and has rather leathery leaves.

Hippeastrum hybrid #2, Angelo PorcelliHippeastrum hybrid #3, Angelo PorcelliHippeastrum hybrid #4, Angelo Porcelli

A cross between a white tetraploid Hippeastrum × H. papilio produced these vigorously growing Hippeastrum seedlings photographed by Allan Ladd. Many of the seedlings were distinctly green in flower color. Most seedlings had 4 to 8 flowers per stem.

Hippeastrum white tetraploid x papilio, Allan LaddHippeastrum white tetraploid x papilio, Allan LaddHippeastrum white tetraploid x papilio, Allan LaddHippeastrum white tetraploid x papilio, Allan Ladd

Bulbs are often sold as Christmas presents under the name "Amaryllis" dry in a cardboard box containing soil and a pot, with instructions to water at the start of the New Year and keep indoors. Photographs by David Pilling of one such bulb, the first is on a 10 mm grid; they are taken at roughly one week intervals (hover over them to see the dates) and are in time order.

Hippeastrum unknown commercial bulb, 6th January 2014, David PillingHippeastrum unknown commercial bulb, 14th January 2014, David PillingHippeastrum unknown commercial bulb, 20th January 2014, David PillingHippeastrum unknown commercial bulb, 30th January 2014, David PillingHippeastrum unknown commercial bulb, 5th February 2014, David PillingHippeastrum unknown commercial bulb, 13th February 2014, David Pilling
Hippeastrum unknown commercial bulb, 20th February 2014, David PillingHippeastrum unknown commercial bulb, 20th February 2014, David PillingHippeastrum unknown commercial bulb, 28th February 2014, David PillingHippeastrum unknown commercial bulb, 7th March 2014, David PillingHippeastrum unknown commercial bulb, 14th March 2014, David PillingHippeastrum unknown commercial bulb, 21st March 2014, David Pilling
Hippeastrum unknown commercial bulb, 30th March 2014, David PillingHippeastrum unknown commercial bulb, 6th April 2014, David PillingHippeastrum unknown commercial bulb, 13th April 2014, David PillingHippeastrum unknown commercial bulb, 20th April 2014, David Pilling

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