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That’s the amaryllis I bought? So you bought an amaryllis and it bloomed…that’s terrific! But wait you say, it doesn’t look like the picture on the label or catalog, or box kit, or…you get it…welcome to our world. Every season a substantial portion of amaryllis bulbs sold are incorrectly labeled. This might not be such a big deal if not for the fact that these are relatively expensive bulbs, which rightly raises the expectations for quality and labeling correctness.
The intent of this site is to photograph those Hippeastrum hybrids commercially available in the U.S. marketplace. Maybe now you can put a name on that mystery bulb!
The 2017/2018 season is not over yet!
White Flower Farm offered this last season, but this year healthier bulbs have fared much better, and now Tres Belles is in the gallery! Similar to Hadeco’s ‘Hot Lips’ with even sturdier scapes, this one is perfect for pots.
Offered in the U.S. as ‘Formidable’ in the past season, it seems ‘Winter Delight’ will be the correct name when its registration is posted. This robust performer now has an entry in our library.
Royal Colors released the cut-flower variety ‘Caramel’ this season, for the collectors amongst us. Charming, uneven, and personable, and now in the Library!
Rats! Purchasing a new ‘Exotic Peacock’ bulb at local retailer yielded a healthy, productive bloomer. But alas, rather than the brilliant white and red beauty, the much less exciting ‘Red Peacock’ was the result.
Offered in “jumbo” bulb size by Royal Colors this season, ‘Akiko’ seems more aimed at cut-flower producers than collectors of the best new double amaryllis hybrids. Check it out in the library!
Foiled! Last year’s withdrawn offer of ‘Sofia’ by Royal Colors caused mild disappointment, but this season we have something worse. The four lovely bulbs seen here were purchased as 2 each of ‘Picasso’ and ‘Sofia’. It appears Royal Colors did not manage to receive the sought after Van der Ende grown beauty yet again, and I know that Emaryllis is not alone in this unfortunate situation. ‘Picasso’ is great, but not what was paid for, at great shipping cost I might add.
Noted in last year’s Thin Line blog post, ‘Picasso’ now gets an official entry into the Library as it was offered by Royal Colors this season. This is an absolutely wonderful addition to the picotee clan!
It’s nice to see the older and still fabulous ‘Jungle Star’ (right) for sale alongside last year’s introduction ‘Mystica’ (left) in 2017 (Royal Colors)
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