Hippeastrum X johnsonii in New Orleans

Mark Wilcox marque219@verizon.net
Sun, 31 Jul 2005 05:23:24 PDT
Hi Cynthia,

Having looked at the image on Plant Delights, I can tell you that the ones I saw were simply red, no white in them at all.  I'll try to get pictures of both the plain red and the broad stripe plants up on the wiki soon.


>Mark: I believe the variation that had almost completely red petals was probably "Amaryllis" or Hippeastrum Ackermanii, another old favorite hybrid.  They are also found in Central Texas.  There's a nice image of it on the Plant Delights website, where Tony says they are a hybrid between H. aulicum and H. x johnsonii.  It's hard to say anything definitive about the variant with broader stripes without a picture.

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