Joshua: In articles from that date, they all use Amaryllis in place of hippeastrum, but in looking at the species, it seems obvious that the crosses are actually Hippeastrum x Amaryllis. Tony Avent Plant Delights Nursery @ Juniper Level Botanic Garden 9241 Sauls Road Raleigh, North Carolina 27603 USA Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F USDA Hardiness Zone 7b email firstname.lastname@example.org website http://www.plantdelights.com/ phone 919 772-4794 fax 919 772-4752 "I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself...at least three times" - Avent -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Joshua Young Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 4:06 PM To: Pacific Bulb Society Subject: Re: [pbs] Amaryllis x hippeastrum hybrids Tony, Amaryllis belladonna is a synonym of Hippeastrum puniceum, is this what they may be speaking about? With both Hippeastrum and Amaryllis named in the article it's hard to tell? ________________________________ From: Tony Avent <Tony@plantdelights.com> To: 'Pacific Bulb Society' <email@example.com> Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 3:55 PM Subject: [pbs] Amaryllis x hippeastrum hybrids Hi folks: In reading through some old Plant Life journals that a friend shared, I was fascinated by the mention in 1978 of a cross of Hippeastrum yellow hybrid from Len Doran with Amaryllis belladonna. The cross was made by Richard Tisch of California, and photos are included. I don't remember ever hearing of a Hippeastrum x Amaryllis cross before. Are there more? Anyone know this plant? Thanks.