Who am I....? No, really!

kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)June 2, 2010

This came marked as "Rembrant van Rijn"...and it clearly wasn't! It bloomed in Nov 2009 and is now gracing me with another set of blooms. The petals have micro dots of red, along with the bold picotee edge. WHO AM I??

:-)

and...this shows the coloration on the back of the bloom, in case that provides any further clues!

K

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dondeldux

Could I be President Johnson?

    Bookmark   June 2, 2010 at 9:43PM
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dondeldux

From FLAMING PEACOCK

Looks to me like I could be your twin sister, what do you think? I am President Johnson, who are you??

    Bookmark   June 2, 2010 at 9:53PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

I had called it President Johnson when I informed the distributor about the mislabel...so YEA!! (I guess) I was right. They sent a replacement RvR and what did I get....another one just like this. I now have THREE!

he border wasn't as pronounced back in the fall, and I don't recall the dots. This is the first time this this has rebloomed. My other PJ is just a large white flower with a faint picotee edge. Of all PJ bulbs that I now own.. :-( this is the nicest.

Thanks for confirming!
K

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 6:44AM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

So..the catalog for John Scheepers came today...and the unknown bulb (not a RVR) looks just like "Picotee"....I think my President Johnson blooms/petals were bigger and my edging was barely there on PJ. Soooo....scratching head a little again.

This was labeled as President Johnson...and the bloom shape is definitely different. HMMMM....I hate these "similarities".

Kristi

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 6:16PM
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phoenixryan

Here's some more help confusing the issue. Every one of these is labeled President Johnson:

http://www.eurobulb.nl/index.php/details/2276/Bulbs+for+indoors/Hippeastrum+%28Amaryllis%29/large+flowering+varieties/Hippeastrum+President+Johnson.htm

http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/president_johnson_amaryllis_bulbs.html

http://picasaweb.google.com/bvrposte/Hippeastrum#5159826175224665234

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/haweha/2339.jpg

Might I suggest you shoot an e-mail over to Paul at Royal Colors and get his opinion, as I'm not sure you're going to get a definitive answer unless you ask an expert.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2010 at 6:32PM
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hippeastrumadmirer(5)

It looks like a kind of h. picotee breed!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2010 at 10:10AM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Thanks Mike...as I noted it looks just like the Picotee hybrid in the catalogs! It wasn't this highly colored when it bloomed in the fall of 2009; however, it had a great winter and apparently (like so many of my other bulbs) is robust with color this spring!
Kristi

    Bookmark   June 4, 2010 at 12:57PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Paul from Royal colors has confirmed that the first bloom is Picotee and the second (with the very faint red edge) is in fact President Johnson. PJ's colored edge occurs mostly on the upper petals and is very faint.

Mystery solved!
Kristi

    Bookmark   June 5, 2010 at 7:28AM
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