Thursday, April 18, 2019

Spartacus

Spartacus is blooming again. Here's the same plant from a former year.


and here it is with Appleblossom. Two pots of Appleblossom bloomed this year. It's probably the most prolific and fragrant, too.


7 comments:

  1. Both are pretty but Apple Blossom is my favorite of these two.

    Have a lovely Easter Dear Jean ~ FlowerLady

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  2. I agree with Lorraine; ;they are both beautiful but the soft pink really appeals to me. I didn't know any of them were fragrant.

    It was good to see a post from you again.

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  3. My grandma grew the classic red amaryllis outside in her garden. Stunners. Milledgeville, GA.

    Yours are GORGEOUS. Grandma would have added to her collection !!

    Garden & Be Well, XOT

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  4. They look beautiful. Never heard of a fragrant one, I picked up some bulbs in a plant swap -- color unknown. Planted in the garden and we will see later this year! Hope they look like yours.
    Ray

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  5. So that's the name of that one. I see it a lot here, always unlabeled. Thanks!

    Yours is lovely and looks very healthy. Makes a good display with the blue and white plates, too.

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  6. This is one plant I have never grown. Somehow I am afraid of that big bulb. Yours are gorgeous.

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    1. I have grown these Amaryllis for about 35 years, they are so addictive. I live in Southern Alberta, Canada (20 miles north of Montana). They are my winter entertainment.This year I planted a Red Lion bulb, it was so big I weighed it (1# 11.4 oz.)The first bud had 4 flowers (three bloomed at the same time, the flower head was 12" across, is spent & gone. The second bud is now open. That first flower out was 9"across & is spent. The second, third & fourth flowers are fully open & are gorgeous & the fifth flower is colored & poised ready to open. The third bud has started to open with at least 4 flowers, that I can see. So it will have at least 13 flowers. Right now I have 8 bulbs at home & 4 more at the hotel (I work at). This year I planted 2 Rilona bulbs, they are also Amaryllis but are supposed to be Peach. I have never seen any bulbs that are SOOO SLOOOW to open. I planted a white one & peach for the hotel, the same day in the middle of October. The white one had two buds, it has flowered & gone, but the peach one has finally got on with it, with two buds. It has yet to open. The peach one I got the same day, for my home, as the other one has not even started tried at all. The leaves have not even started to grow. I can tell you one thing, if it were my first try at growing Amaryllis I would not bother again. I have had such huge success with them over the years, that this is a very new thing for me. For the year 2000 I grew 12 bulbs on my kitchen table for decorations for our towns centennial ball. I wish I lived somewhere that I could just plant them outside, but I don't, so the bulbs are not available to me until the middle of October (unless I order them on line). Rock rose they are so much fun to watch & they can grow 2-3 inches over night, do try at least once, to plant one & then you will also be hooked. Mine only get filtered light from a south window & seem quite happy with that.

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