strongly scented amaryllis?

Carol Jensen
Thu, 17 Nov 2005 13:47:54 PST
At 20:01 17-11-2005, you wrote:
>I know there is a white-flowered scented Hippeastrum species, but 
>what about the  hybrid Amaryllis that are sold for winter bloom in 
>the house?  I've grown them every year, and have never had a scented 
>one, but have never been able to afford to grow more than a couple of 
>types per year.  Are some of them strongly-enough scented that they 
>would be offensive?
>Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Diane, I hope you don't throw your amaryllis out after they have blossomed indoors!

I have some I have had for 10 years or more. They get more and more offsets as time goes on, so one ends up with pots with 5-6 flowering amaryllis of the same kind.

Tonight I ordered 2 from in Holland, and they certainly are expensive, too expensive for me. But one is white and the other very dark, so when they arrive they ought to flower at the same time, and I can start my "breeding" program.


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