Amaryllis belladonna

hawehaMay 30, 2013

from a little seedling bulb I picked up in a Greenhouse.
MAIDEN BLOOM after 10 years, and funny enough, from the two Daughter Bulbs and I am in AWE
First scape 9 Florets

Second scape 7 Florets

This post was edited by haweha on Thu, May 30, 13 at 16:27

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jstropic

I am in awe too! - I don't know what to say except WOW! Maybe it wanted to make up for the ten year wait :)

-J

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 6:11PM
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haweha

Thank you!
BTW, it is the "wrong" time for it, to produce flowers. You can see the leaves which are yet to die. Each scape emerged almost from the CENTER of the respective leaf fan, the observation of which provides the information, that these scapes emerged "4 months TOO EARLY" rather than "8 months too late". The usual time for them to bloom here, is during August.

Now, you might figure it, I am crosssing my fingers for seed formation after self pollination. The idea which I have in mind is, to select, from a good number of seedlings, some that these will be even better adapted to the condition "German Windowsill" - and produce flowers pretty please, pretty much sooner than only after a whole Decade xDxDxD

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 6:52PM
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haweha

Thank you!
BTW, it is the "wrong" time for it, to produce flowers. You can see the leaves which are yet to die. Each scape emerged almost from the CENTER of the respective leaf fan, the observation of which provides the information, that these scapes emerged "4 months TOO EARLY" rather than "8 months too late". The usual time for them to bloom here, is during August.

Now, you might figure it, I am crosssing my fingers for seed formation after self pollination. The idea which I have in mind is, to select, from a good number of seedlings, some that these will be even better adapted to the condition "German Windowsill" - and produce flowers pretty please, pretty much sooner than only after a whole Decade xDxDxD

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 6:54PM
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Nindy

OMG, it is really spectacular! But is the ten years to flower a common characteristics or just because of your conditions? thanks.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 1:31AM
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agapanthe64

Spectacular ! I never get flowers at this time of the year. I grow 2 different Amaryllis belladona and both self seed easyly. Seeds look more like small bulbs than seeds , they germinate sometimes on the plant (like crinums do).
New Zealand Red :

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 9:16AM
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haweha

Agapanthe,
thank you for showing.
I can smell them! xD

Nindy,
elsewhere I read "Grown indoors they will bloom almost never" - MY Strategy had been "feed 'em until they cannot do other - than to produce flowers" xDxDxD

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 12:07PM
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oleg9grower

Please accept my congratulations!
I admire, the way you manage it? For over 10 years I am suffering, but not bloomed, though from a bulb, not from seed.
In one of our botanical gardens A. belladonna bloomed, and also in the spring, with the leaves.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 4:19PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Dear Hans-Werner,
Truly beautiful! 10 years though? I agree that it has made up for lost time. Now waiting 3-4 years waiting doesn't seem so bad!
Congratulations on the beautiful blooms.
Kristi

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 10:01PM
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sun_worshiper(FL 9b)

Wow - that's spectacular! Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 7:57PM
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JamesLQF

Wow, for ten years!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2013 at 4:01AM
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haweha

Hélas no formation of seed pods...

Thank you all for your interest!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2013 at 12:25PM
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chickens_on_mars(8)

Hey all,
My A. belladonna are showing up for the season.
If all goes in a normal way I'll have more seeds than I can use this year.
Anyone interested let me know (esp. if you have shared something with me) these are fleshy seeds that I sow quickly and avoid letting them dry much.
Brian

    Bookmark   August 2, 2013 at 2:30PM
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dondeldux

Wow!! They look like they are going to be amazing!! Please share pictures of them when they bloom. They make me wish I could grow them in my zone!

Donna

    Bookmark   August 2, 2013 at 4:53PM
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AuntJemima

Agapanthe: your new zealand red belladonna looks amazing. Where can you get them?

    Bookmark   August 3, 2013 at 10:29PM
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agapanthe64

I bought it in UK , at Avon bulbs a few years ago, but I am afraid they don't offert it this season. A very big bulb .

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 10:05AM
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AuntJemima

Thanks agapanthe64. I'll look out for it in the future as the normal pale one doesn't really appeal to me. But that looks real nice. :)

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 11:40AM
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chickens_on_mars(8)

Comming along nicely now.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 7:09PM
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chickens_on_mars(8)

Comming along nicely now.

This post was edited by chickens_on_mars on Tue, Aug 13, 13 at 13:30

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 7:10PM
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