I was browsing on Ebay today and found Yume Mitai on auction.
Wow, they finally came out from under their rock to sell.....very cool!! While I am not at all interested in their Hippi hybrids, they have some really exciting intergenerics (not involving Hippeastrum) so it will be interesting to see if any of those end up on ebay, but they could go really high :o) Dan
If someone on this forum gives this a try please post your results. It would be very interesting to see how the mailing process works from Japan and what size bulb you end up with and what the final cost is. I'm sure we'll all keep our eyes on this auction, I know I will...Donna
This offering of the bulb is their first effort on EBay as they have 0 prior sales noted on the page.
I'm with Dan re: their offerings.
Take a look at under "see other items" on the right hand side!!! Now it's getting interesting, I was surprised that they only had the one bulb for sale...Come on, somebody has got to give them a try, preferably someone on the West Coast so they don't have to travel across the country in winter, or I'd give one of them a try.....now which one would I choose...??Donna
Go for it Donna!!
Well, as you can see the prices are hitting the stratosphere, higher & higher..(anyone remember that song?) I know the first order gives you $10.00 off but, I notice that most all the pictures have two flowers per stalk, they photograph multiple scapes to get the desired number of flowers..Maybe they'll offer something I can't live without but..plus, it's the wrong time of the year to be shipping to the East Coast (now central Texas might be another matter still Fall down there!!) I think I'll wait for Royal Colors to list some of those new cybisters of theirs..... (for now anyway)...Donna
He seems to be pricing these things based on the Japanese market to be honest. I know in Japan they pay huge prices for novel hybrids, but I'm not sure $50 and up is reasonable for Hippi hybrids in other parts of the world, but I suppose we will find out. I should say that I an not opposed to spending that much on rare species bulbs (and actually far more), so I suppose it depends on what excites you :o) Dan
Komoriya only mails to Japan. I would worry that, even using a freight forwarding service, without a phytosanitation certificate, the USDA would confiscate the bulbs.
This post was edited by kaboehm on Tue, Jan 8, 13 at 18:24
Kristi, the shipping costs include a Phyto so it should not be a problem, but you should send them your import permit to make sure it all goes smoothly. It all sounds legit based on that :o) Dan
Those prices just really put me off! I did a Google search for Komoriya and found another site that sells their bulbs for much more reasonable prices, but you would have to go through a freight forwarding company. ARGH...I like the very clear yellow, but still not sure about whether or not it's worth the fretting.
Thanks for letting me know about the Phyto!! At least I was smart enough to include Japan as one of my Countries of Origin. That does make me feel a little braver!
well I bid on 'Jyunihitoe'! So if I win I will let everyone know how things go. Edens blooms earlier in the season had 'fall star' and a yellow from Komoriya. I bought the fall star hybrid and it turned out to be a calypatratum! It was a bummer moment but not really. :)
The 'Yume Mitai' is very pretty... but it's up to $51 (with shipping) and will likely go higher. I like some of the other flowers they have for sale... but I DON'T like them enough to justify the price!
A good substitute for Yume Mitai would be Graffiti. The flowers are similar and Graffiti isn't all that hard to come by these days. I bought one a few years ago but since the first blooming I haven't been able to get it to re-bloom for me. My Graffiti is growing well, it even has a bulblet..maybe this year...Donna
Oh and the red and white one they are calling Beautiful, I think it might be the one they used to call Pretty Lips, maybe they changed the name.
They are much less expensive through another Japanese site, but to get them to any non-Japanese address, they would have to go through a freight forwarder, which is very expensive.
Classic case of supply and demand.
Primeribs said "Edens blooms earlier in the season had 'fall star' and a yellow from Komoriya. I bought the fall star hybrid and it turned out to be a calypatratum! It was a bummer moment but not really. :)"
Totally unacceptable to me, as their website had even said that Eden Blooms had bloomed out these bulbs, so he didn't know when it would bloom again...to be sure of what he had. Really makes me question some business practices...what can we believe!?
I have a Graffiti curse. I bought 3 bulbs last year- gave one to my mom and kept 2 (neither bloomed). I bought another one this winter so I could have the quick gratification of seeing her blooms... and I dropped my bulb when I was planting it and broke off the scape! Hopefully there is another scape in there!
I would really like to get some of the tea cup varieties....I kind of hope they dont list them $$$$$ LOL
Well, Komoriya must be pretty darn happy right about now..$93.91 before shipping!! I guess we'll be seeing a lot more of their bulbs being offered on EBay in the future. All I can say is WOW!! Of course some of the bulbs don't appear to be as popular as Yume Matai, this should be interesting to watch...Donna
Primeribs, Congratulations!! Let us know when you receive your Prize!! Hope it gives you lots of lovely flowers, we can't wait to see them!..Donna
Thanks Donna!!! They shipped it on monday! Can't Wait!!
Well I guess Komoriya was happy with the outcome of their last Ebay listings..they have another batch.
Once again, just click on seller's other items to see them all..Donna
Here is a link that might be useful: Komoriya second listing on EBay
Is that really yellow or are they tinting the picture to make it seem yellow?
I can't imagine it being that yellow my guess is that they're tinting it but... the Yume Mitai looks about right (I think) so, I guess we'll never know until someone springs for one!
They are getting glowing feedback so far which is a really good sign..but I don't know if these people are from the states...
This post was edited by dondeldux on Thu, Jan 31, 13 at 7:12
So what happened, did the bulb show up in good condition, did it bloom, what happened.
I whas so crazy, to buy some bulbs on ebay from Komoriya.
What i can say, is everything arrived well packed and in really good conditions. Tracking did tell me, the longest time the bulbs lasted in german customs! :-( One has a stalk, but i think, the long travel will have harmed the flowers. I will report about it in the next time!
Lots of greetings!
I wish there was some way for us to all coordinate buying these. If we bid against each other and the price goes up, then Komoriya will price them higher (supply and demand). I've noticed that as soon is one is bought, another of the same variety goes up for sale within another day or so (with the auction ending the next week). I hope everyone is getting what they want, but I won't pay crazy prices for a bulb...we should be smarter than to get in a bidding war against another "hippi pal" from the list.
Frank, I'll be interested to see your photos. Can you divulge which ones you bought? Have you reached your "max"!?
Good for you Frank! I have had my eye on a couple of bulbs but I think I may wait until next year. I'd like to see just how yellow the yellows really are as they have some really pretty ones.
I can't wait to see pictures of yours when they bloom, it might help me make my decision next year... Hopefully everyone who bought a few will post pictures!!..Donna
You guys crack me up!
Nice to see familiar names in there. :-)
Hello Maria! :-) Everything well with You?
Donna nice, to tell everything arrived well and bulbs are healthy, some with flowerstalks. 2 must have been removed, because they where harmed by the transport or customs.
shipping is with tracking so that i did see, the bulbs have been the longest time not on the way but in german customs! :-(
Some others are coming in the next days bought by a friend in Japan. We will see, how are the flowers.
Lots of greetings to You all folks
Well, I ended up with only two. I watched and watched and when all the good feedback started coming then, when it was too late (everyone else was bidding and the prices were rising) I finally caved in.
The first bulb had arrived (large bulb in good condition) before I even bid on the second so I took it on the chin with the postage. But as you all know, they came super fast!!
Anyway... the first bulb is sending up a scape but I will be very disappointed if the second one comes with a scape that was cut off, but, they did warn us that this may happen.
I'm really hoping that people will post pictures when their bulbs bloom so we can see what they really look like. I don't know if this was a one time only for them but since they did so very well, I would think that from now on these will be availible to all of us on EBay...
Many of the auctions went off in the wee hours of the morning for those of us on the East Coast. Hard to stay up much past 10PM for me these days...
Have a good day everyone!
Did anyone buy a yellow one? That one I'm most curious to see pictures of!
My bulb that hasn't arrived yet is a yellow, but not the one I really wanted. Whether I like it or not, I promise to post a picture, but not if they've cut the scape off!
I have 3 yellows and should have blooms on one in the near future. Other 2 are still sleeping. Will post photos.
Like promised! Minami Jyujisei by Mr Komoriya.
Very nice Frank!
Is this one of your newer ones or one that you already had?
this is the first of the news, that flowers! A bit harmed on the tips by traveling. My old ones are still dormant in the basement. :-)
Hugs and greets Donna!
Well, bulb # 2 arrived and would you believe it only took 2 days from Japan! Mailed on the 27th and arrived in the afternoon on the 29th! Anyway, my fears of cut scapes are put to rest, the bulb looks pefect..
and here is the first one I got..
They are looking great Donna! What did You buy??
I think, You will have flowers in the next few weeks!
2 days are really fast! You have a fast custom!
lots of greets!
Bipapirio blooming today
Oh Frank, that's much prettier than the picture that was on EBay!! Thank you so much for sharing your pictures!!
My two naked bulbs pictured above are Lemon Gold and September Rose Line which I'm ' hoping' is a reticulatum hybrid as it is supposed to have a white line in the leaves.
I'll let you know!!!
Oh lovely! I hope, they grow well. I did read anywhere, september rose is a reticulatum hybrid. I cross my fingers for You! I did never had luck with reticulatum.
Best regards and i will keep on posting!
Donna in my opinion the name says september rose line, that means, flowers in september rose and has a line maybe on the leafs? Sounds like reticulatum for me.
It would appear that the bud on my September Rose Line is drying up!! It is only up about 5/8 of an inch and I don't like the looks of it. The bulb is still nice and firm and looks fine but I'm afraid I won't be seeing any blossoms this year, I hope I'm wrong....:-(
But we should get to see the leaves at the very least...
Well, there is always the possibility of another scape ...
and - worst case - you do have pictures of this beautiful lady and now you will know how large (or small) the leaves get. and there is next year.....(can you tell I've been through this too)
Donna here is the full collectinon! Old and new together.
Lots of greets
My first batch came in a week or so ago.
Some bulbs are good some are the familiar itsy bitsy tiny bulbs that I am scared of that could possibly bloom or not in my growing conditions.
I got me a second batch of them coming in.
CHAD is really hard to cure.
This is an expensive gamble.LOL
Well my final 2 bulbs came this morning, once again only 2 days from their mailing notice. Do they have their own plane?
My Yume Mitai looks good but I think it had started to sprout and they may have cut come leaves. I know they warned us of this but the bulb is firm and hard so I expect it will be okay. I was really shocked at the size of Yellow Gorgeous! But I took a closer look at your picture Frank and, it appears you have one too, looks about as small but, I'll bet mine is smaller! Hubby has really been chuckling about that one and I had to gently remind him of a purchase of rare rhody cuttings he bought last year for about the same price as I spent and they all died. Mine is far from dead but maybe I should have mentioned to the good folks at Komoriya that I'm not getting any younger. I hope I live to see these bloom! I guess this is one of the teacup varieties!
Here are some pictures of the final two. I haven't peeled them yet and I don't plant to peel Yellow Gorgeous, I wouldn't have anything left!
Take a look at Yellow Gorgeous and tell me if you think I should trim the basal plate. It looks a might too long to me and if I did what would the chances be of me getting some bulblets to form from the cut piece of basal plate. I tried that one other time and they just got all moldy...
...and unfortunately I was right, the bud on my September Rose Line has shriveled. The bulb still looks great so I'm hoping I have some leaves to admire rather than just a naked bulb..
Ohhhhhh...that sure is an expensive small bulb Donna!
If it were my bulb, I won't trim it's basal plate....yet. Japanese yellows are so finicky and requires a lot of TLC in our Northern growing conditions. Let it do it's own thing first and observe. If it does not perform this season, slice em plate!
My Germas and Helios bulbs do perform a lot better than my Japanese yellows.
I give up on anything reticulatum. They just don't like me or my growing conditions or both!
This post was edited by mariava7 on Sat, Apr 6, 13 at 15:58
Thanks for the advice Maria, I agree it's probably best to let it be for the time being...I sure hope I didn't make all the wrong choices. Well if I did, it certainly won't be the first time!
I have Mrs Garfield and reticulatum var stratifolium and they seem to be happy so far, but of course no flowers. I have them in different locations with Mrs Garfield getting late afternoon sun and they are both kept in the house all year. Sept Rose Line is quite a large bulb and I'll be happy when I see my first roots on any of these!
My husband is still laughing at the size of Gorgeous Yellow...
Hopefully September Rose has a second scape that will show up later in the growing season. I've often been surprised that small bulbs can sometimes put on a big show! Hopefully Gorgeous Yellow will yield something great! I am surprised how long the basal plate is for such a small bulb. Maybe it just doesn't get very big, regardless of age? -Tina
Dear Donna and all. Yes the Yellow gorgeous is frightening small. I think, it is because of the big asking about of this bulb. We will see, how it grows and flowers. My devils smile did flower after 4 years more in my house!!!
I am fisherman and we here in germany say "hope dies at last!"
My opinion for reticulatum is, they need a yeararound greenhousein our wintercold climate.
Donna and Maria i cross my fingers for Your bulbs!!!
Hipp. bukasovii Komoriya Hybrid
Your bukasovii hybrid is striking! Nice to see some flowers!
Well, I pulled the dessicated bud off Sept. Rose Line and opened it and there would have been SIX (!!) flowers!! Oh well...but the good news is that Lemon Gold is sending up a bud..
I don't have a greenhouse but I have turned my house into a greenhouse. Some bulbs stay in all year in various windows with screens and of course my Komoriya bulbs will stay in...no need to tempt the Narcissus Bulb Fly with a Japanese meal....
I guess the upside about September Rose's dessicated scape is that you know she will be a more prolific bloomer than most of the Japanese varieties. *sigh* I wish you had been able to see those blooms in all of their glory though. I would be heartbroken if I had to wait another season for blooms after paying so much for a bulb. -Tina
An older yellow cultivar i now have for 5 years is flowering. Moon shine
Is it really that yellow?? It's beautiful Frank!! Now why didn't I buy one of those??
Donna it is a small trumpet and it is in bright sun in the window.
This whas in the first morninglight today:
Lots of greets!
Thanks, I think I can see a bit of green in this picture. Very cute!
Moon shine is gorgeous! Dainty, but lovely! -Tina
My Lemon Gold is coming along nicely with a nice dark colored scape. Shouldn't be too long now...
Lovely....and nice view too!
I was out of town for a week and my Lemon Feather looked like it would wait for my return. It didn't... 2 of the 3 blooms were fading upon my return but the 3rd bloom still looks ok. It is just what I expected.
Very unique looking flower. Did you manage to pollinate a bloom or two with Evensaie perhaps?
I LOVE it Kristi!!!
Hope mine blooms just like it!
How big is the flower? How tall is the scape? Inquiring minds need to know more LOL
Donna the stalk is promising, but the view!!!!! Lake or sea? I would die for that.
Kristie i whas thinking about the feathers, but i had some others more urgent on my list. Now, the feathers are urgent too! :-)
My Lemon Gold is about to flower. There are 4 flowers in the bud but as there are no roots I've had to prop her up with small rocks. The last thing I want to do is come home and find it on the floor with the bud snapped off.
Frank, what you're seeing is the ocean. Not the open ocean but an inlet.. there is land across the bay and the lights twinkle at night...
That is quite a long flower stalk for a rootless bulb! I hope the flowers open up fully! -Tina
Good Morning Everyone,
Well.. I was trying to wait until all four flowers were out at the same time but that may not happen as the poor thing is being propped up with stones and has no roots.
I am very pleased with this beauty, I wish it were a tad more yellow but soft yellow is nice too.
May I present my Lemon Gold:
Different lighting produces more green..
and a close up with flash which shows her diamond dusting...
Of the four Komoriya bulbs I bought I fear this is the only one that will give me flowers this year...
Looks great Donna!
My next 2 yellows are getting ready to flower. One will probably open this week and the other in a couple weeks. I was surprised when the 3rd bulb shot up a scape.
Geeezz Donna! Your pic just made me buy one of it! LOL
It's pretty and I'm with ya about these Komoriya yellows needing more "yellow" in their colors.
And I also wish that Komoriya hybrids' flowers were bigger.
My Bukasovii hybrid is not doing anything and I think it will not bloom for me likewise. Hopefully the supposed to be fall bloomers will in fall.
Oborozuki greeted me when I arrived home today. It is small, but that was expected. The color does not disappoint me.
PS... Natural light no color adjustment...
(Deleted duplicate message!)
This post was edited by kaboehm on Mon, May 6, 13 at 19:39
My Salmon Feather flowers opened today, and frankly, I'm not too impressed. The picture on ebay looks a lot better. I hope my other varieties would turn out to be better.
It took a day or 2 for my Lemon Feather to attain its feather shape.
Remember, the photos posted by Komoriya were the best representations of that hybrid. Hope yours all turn out ok.
Very cute and pretty Kriti!
My Salmon Feather will be opening soon and I am not expecting a "wowzer" from it as the bulb that was sent to me was just a little bit bigger than a golf ball, just half the size of Lemon Feather. :-( It does have an attached bulblet though to make me feel better.
Glad you got a 2-fer Maria! My Oborozuki also has a big offset under the outer layer of the bulb.
The diamond dusting shimmer on Lemon Gold is STUNNING! It would be even more amazing if it were a darker yellow color, but it is a definite winner! -Tina
I agree Tina. I also like its ruffled edge!
OK, I am stymied by the interest in this particular bulb. Is this a rare species that I hadn't heard about? Just curious why this bulb commanded just a price!!!
Here is a link that might be useful: Hippeastrum Drainae
This species is one of the "Holy Grails" for species collectors. It is a very rare species found in only one tiny location in Venezeula. It is also a fragrant species. I read that this is one of the species that Komoriya Nurseries used to develop the "tea cup" varieties. I was surprised that the bidding wasn't even more active than it was!
Here is a link that might be useful: Hippeastrum doraniae
This post was edited by jimnpa on Wed, May 8, 13 at 9:41
Thanks Jim for enlightening me, I hadn't a clue the way it was spelled ..I just thought drainea was one of their Japanese names...but I had no idea what I was watching for the past week..
Well, congratulations to who ever got that bulb, I'm sure he/she is very happy right about now...
I can see the resemblance to several of the cultivars that they sold..
It looks exactly like H. Pink Floyd! The only difference I know of is in their prices with Pink Floyd ready to bloom bulbs sold for like $15@.
I agree with Maria completely. Whenever Komoriya has listed a Hippeastrum species, it has been specified as such. I'm not at home, but when I return later tonight I will try to find a photo of PF. With my dial-up connection and aging computer, I may not be able to post the photo. Maybe I could email it to someone who would kindly post it here. Any volunteers?
Wow.... After a couple of days Oborozuki looks like a different bloom all together.
This post was edited by kaboehm on Thu, May 9, 13 at 8:51
I liked the original shape, but I like the new ruffly edges even more! Beautiful! -Tina
The maven has spoken.
This post was edited by jimnpa on Thu, May 9, 13 at 11:56
H. Pink Floyd with the gang.
Very nice! I think I like the shape of Lemon Gold better but, your color is much better! Now if Lemon Gold had Oborozuki's color....!! How many flowers?
Both of them are very nice and worth owning. I must admit I'm not all that crazy about the feather series...maybe they will grow on me.
Maybe another time I'll try for an Oborozuki. It always amazes me how the true shape comes in after several days....Now you've got one more yellow coming correct....can't wait to see it!
This post was edited by dondeldux on Thu, May 9, 13 at 8:20
Do you really think that Dennis TsangÃ¢ÂÂs photo is a Ã¢ÂÂdead ringerÃ¢ÂÂ for the Komoriya auction photo? It may just be me, but to my eyes the blooms produced by my Pink Floyd bulbs are more similar to the photo shown in the Komoriya auction than DennisÃ¢ÂÂs photo of H. doraniae. By the way, you credited DennisÃ¢ÂÂs photo to the Pacific Bulb Society, however, it is actually located on the website of the soon to be disbanded International Bulb Society.
I am not suggesting that there was any misrepresentation in this auction. I have nothing but esteem for Hiroko Torikai. Over the past months, we have exchanged cordial email correspondence most recently on Wednesday night. Indeed, I was the first to bid on this auction even though I thought that the pictured photo was of Pink Floyd, and the opening bid was high. Although I have several PF bulbs, I was pleased to find a potential opportunity to acquire another mature bulb.
In the future, it would be interesting if we could learn whether or not the bulb sold in the Komoriya auction produces 4 flowers per scape as my PF bulbs usually do, and if it produces a bounty of offsets, as is PFÃ¢ÂÂs habit. Personally, I think that PF is an H. doraniae hybrid created by Len Doran or Fred Meyer (some sources do credit Meyer). I hope that expressing my perspective will not offend anyone; it is simply my opinion and nothing more.
Sideways photos continue???
Supposedly the Fred Meyers "Pink Floyd" is a hybrid between H. doraniae and H. neopardinum, a colleague of Fred told me this.
I honestly cannot tell the difference between the two but I've not bloomed either in person. 'Pink Floyd' is off the market and my H. doraniae croaked... I do have a picture of Alan Meerow's doraniae that he sent me, it is significantly different from 'Pink Floyd', it's much curvier for starters. In all reality though, people are paying for a name, most wont know whether it's true or not... DNA studies would be helpful but I can't imagine someone would go through the trouble with a plant labeled with hybrid..
I bid on the doraniae on e-bay but literally, the last second it was gone..
This post was edited by joshy46013 on Sun, May 19, 13 at 12:11
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone is worried about the radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster affecting these bulbs?
I am not worried about radiation effects as the bulbs I received that bloomed here looks like they have normal flowers. No signs of abnormalities...yet. What I am more worried about is the "actively growing - leaves/scape/roots cut- shipped out" bulbs that I received. Some bulbs from my last shipment seem to not appreciate this being done to them. :-(
It seems that plants are good indicators of radioactivity as they are very sensitive. If there was a problem, there would be irregularities in the blooms that have been seen. Of course, since each bulb only puts out 2-6 blooms, it's not quite the same as what is seen in a field of dandelions. The attached link offers a good explanation.
My blooms have been normal and gorgeous. Apparently we have a Geiger counter at work....hmmm
Here is a link that might be useful: Radiation damage in plants
I am very confident that Mr. Komoriya would not be releasing bulbs worlwide if they have any kind of doubt of their bulbs being affected by radiation. Accidentally anyway.
Some Japanese plant hybridizers have experimented using Cobalt 60 though to see it's effects. Here is one of the results of it's use on a clivia miniata.
This post was edited by mariava7 on Mon, May 20, 13 at 12:26
My Yume Mitai arrived with cut leaves and a scalped basal plate..finally sending out a few roots! Also, my September Rose Line is sending out a few roots too. But... unfortunately my Yellow Gorgeous has done nothing...I would love to see if anyone bought a Yellow Gorgeous and if it has bloomed for them..I'd like to know whether another year I should pursue buying another. I'm wondering just how yellow is it? Even though Lemon Gold wasn't as yellow as I had hoped it was still very beautiful and I just love it!! Against my better judgement I have attempted to self 2 of the flowers and put Tinkerbell on the other 2....time will tell.
Me thinks they probably should have stopped selling for this season but we just keep on buying them don't we!!
I admit ,I did buy 4 more last time, I'm a bit apprehensive as to what these might look like...I may have to set up an ICU for these bulbs which will obviously stay in doors no matter what!
As for the bulbs being radio-active I wonder just how far are they from the Fukushima disaster...and I wonder which way the wind was blowing that horrific day?
Now if someone tells us we're glowing, we'll have to think twice!! (bad joke....)
My Satsuki Midorii's leaves were cut before shipment and I could tell that there were young center leaves growing when this was done. The wounds from the cut of the older leaves healed ok but the wounds from the cut of the young leaves did not. And I can see the browning go down to the center of the bulb. I hope it has not damaged the very center of the bulb.
I have been wondering why Komoriya is selling/releasing these actively growing bulbs now on eBay while they used to offer their dormant bulbs within Japan during winter/early spring. Pre-order starts in November and shipping in Jan/Feb. Hippie bulbs need to grow at least 8 leaves to bloom next season. We'll be very lucky if the bulbs we bought would be able to do so this growing season. If not we'll see them flowers in spring of 2015!!! That is "IF" they get to recover from this trauma. So far, only 6 of my 19 "confused" bulbs have bloomed/blooming. A lot of the rest are just sitting there.
And yes maybe it is also 90% our fault as we keep on buying their bulbs inspite of this unconventional practice of selling Hippie bulbs.
I have bought a few batches from them with 6 bulbs per shipment. First shipments were ok but the last one with more bulbs (7) was shipped in a smaller box with no newspaper (just bulbs in a box), which ended up smashing my Lemon Gold's growing scape! Hopefully I'll still get to see a yellow/yellowish petal from this. This scape looked so pathetic when I got the upside down bulb out of the white net. I really thought that it would just dry out or rot away. Thank goodness it pushed out more and developed further a week or two after planting.
This post was edited by mariava7 on Mon, May 20, 13 at 11:19
I agree with Maria. I think the bulbs are probably fine, except for the physical damage from cutting leaves etc. Maria, I'm sure you are giving your bulbs the best chance possible due to your good care practices.
Thanks Kristi! You're being too nice dear. We all try our best but most of the time, we can only do so much for them. So good luck to all of us Hippie addicts!
Now this is Orange Swallow's unusual flower spathe.
I hope it does not give out freakish flowers. LOL
Uh Ooh..Do I detect a glow to that 'strange' looking bud? ;-) Just kidding.... We'll all be sitting on the edge of our seats waiting to see this one!
I was thinking of ordering a couple more this time but my better judgement tells me to wait...hopefully they will do this another year and we'll all get a second chance and will have hopefully viewed each other's flowers so as to have a better opinion what to choose. And of course there are probably dozens that they haven't offered this time that they will add to their repertoire next year. Gives us addicts something to look forward to!
That is odd! Don't think I've ever seen one so lumpy/bumpy. Will be interesting to see what the blooms look like.
This is too funny!!!
Ohhhhhhhhhh.......I'd say "freakish" is an appropriate adjective.
Hmmmm....does it glow in the dark??
I have a leaf emerging from my Yellow Gorgeous!! No roots yet but the leaf is a start in the right direction...
Also here a picture of the seedpods on Lemon Yellow still too early but they were begging me to take their picture. This is a rootless bulb so I'm not expecting miracles but who knows...? The one that failed is a self, the two Tinkerbells are hanging in there as is one self!
Maria... Thinking back I had a Jungle Bell look the same crumpled way. Just odd...
Yes Orange Swallow practically freaked me out! LOL
No wonder it had that "lumpy dumpy" flower spathe. It's flowers were already blooming/opening up inside it with the spathe not splitting up to release the buds. I had to help out the poor thing and opened the spathe myself. I hope it is not it's regular habit and that it is just due to stress.
Donna..Lemon Yellow X Tinkerbell is yummylicious! Good luck and may they make your dreams come true. :-)
I do have a few seedpods forming here likewise from my Komoriya bulbs that bloomed. Exciting times ahead for us huh???
I forgot to mention this...5 out of the 7 bulbs that were sent to me in my last shipment had flower scapes cut out. Bummers!!! Komoriya's spring blooming varieties must have all been done blooming by now so be aware of this if you are planning to purchase any of their bulbs now.
This post was edited by mariava7 on Sun, May 26, 13 at 0:31
That bloom looks like it came out of the bottom of the laundry basket! LOL I've never seen anything like that. Hopefully there will still be pollen and the potential for new crosses! -Tina
Good mental image Tina!!
Tina...Yes I did save the pollens and pollinated one of the flowers. Other flower snapped due to a weak pedicel that could not take the weight of the flower. Oh well...
Donna...If your Yellow Gorgeous does not show any signs of a scape cut out, then you still have a chance to see it bloom this season. Hopefully in summer? Some of my established Komoriya bulbs are just now waking up due to our too cold and long winter.
Anyway, did any of you noticed that they lowered down the starting price of some of their offered varieties like Oriental Lady? It used to start at $60 last March. Now it starts at $35. Law of supply and demand???
This one is one of the luckier ones that got to bloom for me.
It was from their March listing that bloomed in April. It's flowers look like a small star shaped Moonlight. It is now June so most probably most if not all of the bulbs of this variety are done blooming in their nursery. Komoriya does not harvest all of their bulbs and store them in fall/winter like the bulb growers in Netherlands. They "used" to only do this with their pre-ordered bulbs in November/December. Only the ones that were ordered and paid for were processed. I wish they'd likewise follow the schedule of the Dutch growers. That way we'd get ready to bloom bulbs next spring.
I will try to share pics in here but will not mention their names. Google is an amazing tool but it does open the doors for picture thieves to come in here. Happy Memorial Day to all!
This post was edited by mariava7 on Mon, May 27, 13 at 21:16
Sorrry folks lack of time. Only want to show You the pics especially Donna with the Yellow
Devils smile My old one whas more beautiful
Wow, they all are so beautiful. My favorites are Devil Smile and Top Pico. You're blessed!
Very beautiful! But the pic of yellow gorgeous makes it look more cream than yellow - is the color accurate?
Thanks again for sharing.
Hi Frank, Thanks so much for posting your pictures. I see a yellow with more color in the left hand corner of your picture of Top Pico which is very beautiful by the way. Would that be Yellow Gorgeous also? From your labeled picture of Yellow Gorgeous I think I like the form of Lemon Gold better and it may be a bit more yellow. I doubt that my Yellow Gorgeous will bloom this season but it does appear to be alive, it's slowing sending up one leaf. But I am glad to see that you have more than two flower on yours...
Maybe in a few months after a few more pictures of the yellows have been posted we will be able to determine which ones are the best.
Himegimi Mitai appears to have four flowers and when they are all out I'm sure it will be very beautiful!
Mariava, I'm happy to hear you were still able to get some useable pollen. Hopefully it will create viable offspring!
So many gorgeous flowers! I don't understand how anyone could NOT be enamored with hippeastrum. -Tina
Donna indeed it is! These are fotos with my iphone and the colours dont come out that good as in original. Maybe there are other effects possible with fertilizers to make it more yellow. I know that it works with my hibiscus.
Lots of greets
Good Friday morning to all !!!
Good Morning Maria! Looks like You have a nice weather. We have another day full of rain! Germany is drawning. :-(
Lots of greets!
Frankie!!! Yes we are having very nice weather right now and the Hippies are loving it. You are very lucky to have Komoriya bulbs bloom. Beautiful!!! But then you bought them early this season. I just got a Himegime Mitai 2/3 weeks ago and the bulb they sent me had 2 scapes cut out. So I don't think I will see any flowers from it anymore this year. :-(
ThatÃÂ´s a pitty, to listen. Yes my friend did bring them in march from japan. I whas happy, to have my Devils smile again, but it looks different now.
Komoriya whas all the last years very restrictive with his bulbs. Did take a lot of care with the quality did not send to other countries, cut the selling season, it whas a bit like smuggeling silk caterpillars out of Japan with these bulbs . But now they did change their policy, i think.
Lucky us! :-)
There is a fast growing Facebook - Group with Amaryllis lovers from all over the world for the interested of You.
A good nigth to You all
Here is a link that might be useful: Hippeastrum Fans
and these guys love the wild species:
Here is a link that might be useful: Planet botanical Hippeastrum
My second batch of Komoriya bulbs just arrived at my doorstep, just 2 days after leaving the nursery. I was very pleased most of the bulbs had leaves, but every one had 2 scapes cut...so at least I know that they HAD bloomed, and well, this season.
My Lemon Gold bulb was HUGE.
My Lemon Gold was good sized too but I only got the one scape..maybe there is another lurking that will reveal itself this summer? Glad your bulbs are all in relatively good shape..and good that the leaves weren't cut, on a few of mine, they did cut the leaves...:-(
Kristi...You are very lucky your bulbs had leaves. All of mine had their leaves and scapes cut off. Except for this one where the fresh scapes (2) were simply broken off or pulled out. Wahhhhhh!!!
I hope the cuts heal well and does not cause rot right in the center of the bulb. :-(
One is like 1 inch down the bulb's neck and the other one is like 1/2 inch. Shouldn't they know better???
Hellooooooooo down there!!!
Well, as long as we keep buying them they will keep cutting leaves and scapes. The last 4 bulbs I bought all had cut leaves and or scapes cut but they did it high enough so I think they will be fine. My Calypt Parodii bud was cut in half and I could still see the remains of the 4 blossoms!! They just keep coming up with these prettier varieties and we just know they will come with cut leaves and scapes but being the addicts that we are, we just can't stop can we...;-)
I was really bad the last time and I'd better get myself to the Post Office before hubby gets the mail and brings home this huge box!! I got a bit carried away and this time I am sitting on my hands.. for the time being...when these things go off in the wee hours of the morning that kind of excludes me...
None of my boxes have been opened or inspected and I am still amazed that they come in two days!!
I am going to do as Frank does and plant these in community pots as they will take up less room. I just can't give them each their own digs until they root up which some of my earlier ones are now doing.
I lost the last of my 4 pods on Lemon Gold but when I checked her bottom today she had a nice thick root sticking out! Yume Mitai as well as September Rose Line are also starting to send out roots. Yellow Gorgeous is still sulking... ;-)
This post was edited by dondeldux on Thu, Jun 6, 13 at 6:36
They do know how to tease us addicts don't they? LOL They even got a new release that starts off at $70!!!
Well I ain't biting! Any bulb above $50 is out of the question for me. Will just save my $ and get Royal Color's new varieties in fall with big healthy bulbs that are ready to bloom and are bred to perform. Honestly...I am not enjoying all these Komoriya bulb babysitting. :-(
Donna...I FEEL your pain on that Calypt parodii of yours. How awful! It must be their blooming time as my Calypt parodii purchased last March is sending a scape out now.
This post was edited by mariava7 on Wed, Jun 5, 13 at 23:01
Maria, Well, my Calypt parodii is a pretty good sized bulb so I am just hoping that there may be a second scape that hadn't emerged yet before they got the choppers out! I'd love to see yours when she blooms!
I also noticed that they removed one of their newer offerings before the auction had ended. Maybe they found something wrong with the bulb or maybe they discovered they didn't have one when they thought they did. Anyway, Ripple Sign was surely one to make me salivate..here is their picture and I really hope they have more of these down the road as I'm sure just about everyone would love to have one!!
To be honest I didn't have the best luck with my Royal Colors bulbs from last year either. Three of the four are refusing to send up a good batch of leaves, My Rio Negro, Double Dream and Tosca are very hesitant to grow. They did bloom (although only 1 scape from a very large double dream) and I loved them, hope I won't have to re-buy them again but if I have to I probably will...I'm still waiting for them to offer some of those lovely cybisters we saw last spring!
This post was edited by dondeldux on Thu, Jun 6, 13 at 7:25
Maria i did see the new catalog of RC on Facebook and for me there is nothing really new and interestig!. Hope, You find Your new sweethearts.
I did not order again from Komo. Will wait until september.
Lots of greets.