"RARE" Hippeastrum nearing bloom

Doug Westfall eagle85@flash.net
Sat, 14 Apr 2007 14:08:32 PDT
While those "contributing" to the pbs site discussion about ipheion, I 
have the following (among others more common) Hippeastrum about to 
bloom: miniatum, intiflorum, and goianum. Needless to say, I am 
extremely interested to see these in bloom. I have had the H. 
intiflorum bloom for the last four years. I have even managed to 
germinate about 2 dozen seedlings from an"off season blooming." (No 
other Hippeastrum was blooming at the time and I think that I can 
safely say that they are H. intiflorum seedlings.) I have not had nor 
seen either H. miniatum or H. goianum bloom. Dennis Tsang has a 
beautiful picture of H. miniatum posted on the IBS gallery, but I 
cannot find a picture of H. goianum anywhere.

Needless to say, I will do my best to take pictures of both miniatum 
and goianum when they do bloom. Yes, they will be added to the wiki.

Doug Westfall

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