Unusual looking Japanese hybrid Hipp photo added to wiki

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Fri, 02 Apr 2004 16:39:43 PST

My guess is that both ladies are right -- I think it might be a cross 
between papilio and calyptratum.  Maybe an F2?

Jim Shields

At 04:00 PM 4/2/2004 -0800, you wrote:
>Lee-  Your photo looks a lot like H. papillio with most of the maroon
>missing.   The early blooming time is also characteristic. Mine are
>blooming right now but the rest of the hippeastrum's buds have barely
>started to emerge.
>These Japanese hybrids are very interesting.  Do you think there is any
>chance of doing a group order from Japan.  I might be willing to
>coordinate it.
>Patty Colville
> >From Lee:
>I added a photo of a Japanese (Komoriya) hybrid Hippeastrum called
>'Yume Mitai' which means 'Looks Like a Dream' in Japanese.
>Does anyone have a guess as to which species they may have crossed to
>get this?
>--Lee Poulsen
>Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10

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