Hippeastrum 'Scarlet Baby'

totototo@telus.net totototo@telus.net
Fri, 08 Aug 2008 16:02:26 PDT
I'm quite certain that Scarlet Baby has been available from local garden 
centers within the last two years. Origin at one of the usual wholesale dealers.

So have hope! It's not out of cultivation.

In fact, the range of Hippeastrum cultivars we get here is absolutely 
staggering. One year I counted 30 or 40 distinct ones, not all at any one 
outlet, and the selection changes quite a lot from year to year. If I had the 
money and space, I'd have a greenhouse devoted to them with a gardener to look 
after them, but, alas, no such luck.

Canadian Tire is a chain roughly equivalent to Pep Boys, but more oriented 
toward general household goods. Even they have, some seasons, a good selection 
of Hippeastrums, sometimes cultivars I've never seen elsewhere.

PS: Make that hypothetical greenhouse one with screened vents and doors to keep 
the narcissus fly at bay.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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