What's the deal with both of these?

Lamon Ready lamonready@hotmail.com
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:22:45 PST

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Cherry Crush, or Half & Half. Both are 'newer' varieties. Fine eyecandy!

Lamon Ready



The hippeastrum is probably a papilio cross.

Tim Eck




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> From: pbs [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net] On Behalf Of
> Lyndon Penner
> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 5:31 PM
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> Subject: [pbs] What's the deal with both of these?
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> Hi there, PBS friends!
>
> I have two questions you could hopefully answer. In Spring, I bought a
bulb
> for *Amaryllis belladonna*. I planted it, and of course it did nothing. It
> spent pretty well all summer in my cupboard with no water or love or light
> and then in September I began watering it. In no time at all, it has burst
> forth with a profusion of foliage and appears to be thriving in my kitchen
> window. However, there is very unusual stippling- almost like variegation-
> along most of the leaf margins. I have attached a photo. Does this have
> anything to do with growing conditions, or is this perhaps a virus that I
> should be concerned about? Any explanation or guidance would be
> appreciated!
>
> I also bought a 'Red Lion' amaryllis (*Hippeastrum*) in late November and
> it is now blooming. It is clearly NOT 'Red Lion'. The blooms are a lovely
> reddish pink with lower petals of white. It is extremely beautiful, and of
> course not what I expected! Is this a mutant that I was just lucky enough
> to purchase, or was the bulb mislabeled? If the latter, I would love to
> know the name of this cultivar. Again, see attached photo.
>
> Thanks for all your help, everyone!
>
> -Lyndon Penner
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