Hippeastrum equestere?

Cynthia Mueller c-mueller@tamu.edu
Sun, 28 Mar 2004 18:11:42 PST
More on the "orange" Hippeastrum.  Today I was looking at a very similar
bloom on a Hipp. equestere from Monticello, grown by Dr. William C.
Welch, College Station, Tx.  They are almost identical in size, color,
etc. but the anthers on the just-opened Monticello flowers are very
large and colored a dusty mauve.  Are one or both of these equestere? 
Do they have variants?  Please help - Kevin or Alan - your thoughts?


Cynthia W. Mueller

>>> c-mueller@tamu.edu 03/27/04 08:26PM >>>
My seed strain of "orange Hippeastrum" has begun to bloom.  The parent
plant was found in the woods near Sealy (Central Texas), planted out
from a grandmother's garden.  There are only two blooms per stalk,
leaves are small and rather low.  This is the plant that has a
cream-colored "mask" at the throat.  So far (several) seem true to
altho I do have other strains at work in the garden.  More pics to
follow of  them.
Who could tell me what this is? 


Cynthia W. Mueller
College Station, TX
Zone 8b-9
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