'Graffiti' Classy And Sophisticated
So I'm having so much fun with the hybrids, they're all so beautiful and different. I'm watching the "Graffiti" develop as we speak and I am so intrigued by the beautiful brushstrokes of crimson red on the yellow green backdrop of the tepals.
I think this hybrid obviously involves Hippeastrum papilio and I have a strong feeling a lot of the yellow coloring and the characteristics of the style and stigma and the overall design of the flower (look towards the center of both flowers) resembles Hippeastrum macbrideii which is a very rare species from Peru. I'm still waiting on my H. macbrideii to bloom, it was collected in Sandia, Peru and it's truly a beautiful species.
Here is the picture of my Hippeastrum "Graffiti"
Here is a link to Hippeastrum macbrideii, maybe others can see the similarities that I see. (This is from viewing earlier pictures of "Graffiti" in bloom)
Here is a link that might be useful: Hippeastrum macbrideii