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Thursday, 2 February 2017

FFF271 - HIPPEASTRUM

Hippeastrum is a genus of about 90 species and 600+ hybrids and cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Amaryllidoideae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas from Argentina north to Mexico and the Caribbean. Some species are grown for their large showy flowers.

For many years there was confusion amongst botanists over the generic names Amaryllis and Hippeastrum, one result of which is that the common name "amaryllis" is mainly used for cultivars of this genus, which are widely used as indoor flowering bulbs. The generic name Amaryllis applies to bulbs from South Africa, usually grown outdoors.

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13 comments:

  1. a favorite flower for many years but this season I did not have any. They are spoiling it nowadays :(

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  2. ...this looks like a flower that I see here on Maui.

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  3. Lovely - they have a real gracefulness to them :D)

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  4. Beautiful - never have seen this striped variety!

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  5. I don't think I have ever seen this variety. It is a lovely flower.

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  6. It's a beautiful amaryllis you have!
    Have a happy weekend ... Frauke

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  7. Hello Nick,
    I love this blossoms, Amaryllis are so wonderful!
    Have a nice weekend,
    moni

    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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  8. Hi Nick,
    in winter I love them as indoor plants in a planter as well as cut flowers in a vase. They look so pretty.
    Have a nice weekend -
    Elke (Mainzauber)

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  9. Nick, great choice. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I am a great admirer of Hippeastrum! Grow them indoors for Christmas, and sometimes they bloom outside next summer :)

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  11. Love this. I was in Mexico in March and thrilled to see these blooming outdoors in people's gardens.

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