what's blooming now - week of Sept 25, 2011

Ken kjblack@pacbell.net
Mon, 26 Sep 2011 08:24:10 PDT
One of my own 6-year old Amarygia crosses (Amaryllis belladonna X Brunsvigia josephinae) is producing its first bloom.   The scape seemed excruciatingly slow to develop and open.   The individual florets are narrow, like its pollen parent, Brunsvigia josephinae, but larger and longer, approx 3".  The pedicels, unfortunately, are shorter, like its seed parent.   I was hoping for the long pedicels, large individual florets and a huge umbel like B. josephinae ... but am happy with 1.5 out of 3!  There are a total of 17 florets ... and I am hopeful this will increase in future years.
Ken Blackford
San Diego

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