A sea of Amaryllis belladonna hybrids--Visitors welcome!

Kipp McMichael kimcmich@hotmail.com
Sun, 19 Aug 2012 18:33:11 PDT

  Bill's siren-song of Amaryllis belladonna blooming (in addition to one or 2 other small items*) got me down to his place in Watsonville. His vast hillside planting was, indeed, a riot of not-your-mother's-regular-old-pale-pink Amaryllis belladonna. My father-in-law has a patch of pink ones he dotes over so I wanted to get a few unusual colors for him.
  The hillside:
  And the buckets of pinks, whites and white-throated flowers I got for my f-i-l. 

Bill has some amazing deep red specimens that were out of my gifting price-range - for now, at least). Bill also sometimes has large Brunsvigia josephinae available from time to time. I was able him to encourage him to part with 2. These are large bulbs.
The first one, at 11 lbs:

And the second one, which Bill let me have even though it was the biggest one he'd ever seen:

The bulb weighed 22 lbs!

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