I just received the following email from Saad_Assaf..
"Sorry for the delay and thank you for sharing your impressions and feeling about our Amaryllis bulbs. The clone you got by mistake won't be selected for commercial marketing (sorry) But we intend to marker his "brother" soon, we believe it is a better clone.
Enclosing a picture
I think that the name you gave is great! Can we use it for the "brother" clone?
I sincerely hope that this year there won't be any "foreigners" in our new stocks. We are doing our best to be trustworthy. I also hope that you will enjoy our bulbs in the future."
So, there you have it! It's a one off and I now am in-trusted with the task of keeping it alive and healthy!!
I do hope they choose to name the "brother" Tinkerbell, I can always change her name if need be..(or were they just humoring me??!) We should know next year..
I don't dare to post the picture they sent me without their permission, and I'm not going to ask, but.. I think it's nice.. but, not as nice as my Tinkerbell. It appears to be more of soft muted orange (might just be the picture) and the leaves are larger and not the dusky chocolate that my leaves are..still! It has somewhat ruffled edges and if appears there are 4 flowers per stalk..and I can't imagine it would be any where near as diminutive as mine.
It was very nice of them to finally answer me and their email was full of smileys..If any one of you out there lit a fire under them for an answer I thank you...
I am waiting impatiently for one of my Misties to bloom as I think that would be a great cross, both small pink flowers..I did freeze some pollen just in case Misty blooms this summer..which is appearing to be the case..and of course I have given seeds to some of Ebay # 2 x "Tinkerbell" and I have another 2 pods on another bulb of EBay # 2 yet to rippen. Of course there were several crosses that didn't take, it's a shame I don't write these things down, but I don't...(I do remember trying with Neon, no luck)