Tim Chapman
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:21:50 PST
Rule of thumb , if the color is very rare or too good to be true do not order from Chinese vendors.  Most of these items are very obvious bad photoshop attempts.  In addition to bulbs, there are many bogus seed sellers as well.   There are vendors with rare items that are reliable but you won't find them on eBay or easy searched sites.  

As for blue-ish Hippeastrum there was a post here (I think) of someone that had done gene transfer with Worselya into Hippeastrum however I don't know if that was ever verified or if there is published research ??? 

Tim Chapman 

> On Jan 15, 2017, at 5:11 PM, From HK <> wrote:
> Has anyone order from dhgate?   Having done agriculture business in China,
> I am weary of this site.
> Please let me know if someone finds a good seller on dhgate.
>> On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 5:53 PM, Jane Sargent <> wrote:
>> I understand that CHAD can be difficult for family harmony.  I have a PTSD
>> from having lived with a collector many years ago--not a plant collector,
>> but in the extreme case, the symptoms are probably the same. My situation
>> had a happy ending when I traded him my half-interest in the collection,
>> for the house and full custody of the kids.
>> I have a few hippeastrums in the garden in Mexic/o./ Here in
>> Massachusetts, I am considering getting one to put indoors on the bright,
>> cool windowsill.  There was a website offering them,
>> rum-rutilum/381632910.html
>> First of all, it says they are blue, and this seems questionable to me.
>> Are there really blue ones?
>> Secondly, he says he ships them from China. Is it possible to mail bulbs
>> here from China? Or even seeds?
>> If this isn´t a proper hippeastrum source, could you tell me what would be?
>> January seems a bad time for a bulb to be in a Fedex truck in
>> Massachusetts. It´s cold.
>> The reasons I´m not afraid that I´ll get CHAD:
>> I can quit whenever I want to.
>> Other people have more hippeastrums than I do.
>> I´m not hurting other people.
>> I´m not even hurting myself.
>> It´s not illegal.
>> It actually improves my performance.
>> I deserve it.
>> Everybody does it.
>> You do it, too.
>> It´s a disease, not a moral failing.
>> One day at a time.
>>          Jane
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