J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 05:49:43 PST
Hi Ina,

I agree, it is not H. coccineus.  I also think it is not H. albiflos.  It 
might well be Haemanthus humilis hirsutus.

I should note that Terry has been doing some hybridizing with Haemanthus, 
and has re-made the old cross [albiflos x coccineus] with very colorful 

Jim Shields

At 06:42 PM 2/29/2012 +1300, Ina wrote:
>I was given a Haemanthus in April last year, which she bought from Terry
>Hatch of Joy Plants for me.  He sold it from his own collection and it
>is a very special one.  It will have a white flower eventually.  But I
>cannot find the full name online.  I am pretty sure it starts with
>Haemanthus coccinea, but there is more to the name.
>Ina Crossley
>Auckland New Zealand zone 10a

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