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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:13 am
User avatarJoined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:00 amPosts: 47Location: South Africa
Two of my Amaryllis Belladonna in flower

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:08 pm
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Some day I will have a GH and have these wonderful winter flowering bulbs to brighten my long winter months!! How warm/cold does it have to be for these to do well (I could hardly afford to heat one much above 55F in the winter)?

Keep the wonderful flower pics coming :D Dan



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:31 pm
User avatarJoined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:00 amPosts: 47Location: South Africa
Thank you for the compliments.

Dan,
These bulbs flower in March when the summer temperatures are still high at Min 16C and Max 26C. That is why they are often referred to as the March lily. We are in the winter rainfall area in Cape Town where the average temps are Min 7C and Max 18C.

We are experiencing a very hot summer this year with regular Max temp of between 32C and as high as 40C plus. I measured 43C in my large shade house a week ago. The leaves grow out in April and stay well during the entire rainy winter months.



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:35 am
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Thanks Heinie, Much warmer than I thought.......they could do well in a relatively warm Greenhouse (GH) if I ever get one for being a good dad :D Dan



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:47 am
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Are you referring to the greenhouse as a good dad



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:29 pm
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Beautiful!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:03 pm
Joined: Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:53 amPosts: 379Location: Ohio
Wonderful!

I grow a few flowering size bulbs, but so far, no luck, I think not enough light & warmth... I will see what my bulbs will do this fall.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:39 am
User avatarJoined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:22 pmPosts: 5151Location: Tucson, Arizona
I always enjoy any Amaryllis.
Thanks 4 the pics
AZED



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:36 pm
Joined: Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:29 pmPosts: 1357Location: Sunol, CA (9B)
I have about 100 of these planted in my yard, they bloom around August here while surrounded by dead, dry grass. It's kind of surreal that there are stalks with huge flowers in such a desolate time. However, the rains come about a month later when the seed is ripe so the amarylis gets the last laugh.

They must be SERIOUSLY poisonous that the deer don't eat the flower stalks.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:01 am
User avatarJoined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:22 pmPosts: 5151Location: Tucson, Arizona
Not a plant to include in your garden salad. see:
http://www.blankees.com/house/plants/amaryl_b.htm
and:
http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/pla ... adonna.htm
Enjoy,
AZED



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:04 am
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Those are so delicate looking blooms. They are indeed beautiful.
I have a few,but they have a tendancy to rot during summer rains
in Florida. I lost three of ten last summer.
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