Amaryllis belladonna not Lycoris

Lee Poulsen
Fri, 17 Sep 2004 09:29:45 PDT
Thanks, Paul and everyone else. I hope it is a "miniature" Amaryllis 
since I've never seen one before and this was really pretty. Although 
it would have been nice to get the real item that Kelly Irvin seems to 
have gotten. I seem to be having the worst time with wrongly labelled 
Lycoris! Oh well...

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10

On Sep 17, 2004, at 5:00 AM, Paul Tyerman wrote:
> I'd definitely call it an Amaryllis belladonna as well.  I have 
> belladonnas that range from 12-18 inches in height to around 3 foot or 
> more..... flowers range dramatically in size and colouration as well.  
> Also depending on whether involving multiflora breeding they can have 
> a few flowers all facing the same way, or 25 or more flowers facing in 
> a full circle.  So there is a LOT of variability in belladonnas!! 
> <grin>
> Your pic looks a lot like my "miniature" which has smaller flowers 
> than the "normal" belldonna and much smaller leaves.  Looking at the 
> leaves they're so much smaller than the belladonnas, but the flowers 
> are much closer to normal size.  If my form is around then I am sure 
> that there would be others with smaller leaves and quite probably 
> smaller flowers.
> Hopefully this is of some help?

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