Return to the Amaryllis/Hippeastrum Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
ID ebay seeds

Posted by agapanthe64 8 / France (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 11, 13 at 8:59

Hi all ,

I've just ordered seeds from this Hippeastrum on ebay , sellers says thats it reseeds like mother plant.

Would you have an idea about it's name ?

Here is a link that might be useful: ebay listing - pictures of the Hippeastrum

This post was edited by agapanthe64 on Mon, Feb 11, 13 at 9:02


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: ID ebay seeds

Looks like an H. Vittatum - like heirloom to me.
K


 o
RE: ID ebay seeds

I'm probably wrong but I thought I just saw these at Home Depot, and they all had 5 or 6 bulblet's growing off of them


 o
RE: ID ebay seeds

I bought a bagged bulb at Walmart last year labeled as red and white. The resulting bloom was very similar. H. Vittatum figures into many of these... It's common and hardy.

K


 o
RE: ID ebay seeds

Sorry this is what I saw, which is definitely not the same thing. I guess my memory isn't as good as I thought it was.


 o
RE: ID ebay seeds

This was my Walmart bagged Hippi!
K ? walmart photo 20110305_30.jpg


 o
RE: ID ebay seeds

Thank you Kristy ! This is exactly what I am looking for , hardy hybrids I could try in the garden.

I was looking for informations about H.vittatum species , as I am a newbie but I don't find . Do you grow it ?


 o
RE: ID ebay seeds

How do you recognise a vittatum hybrid ?


 o
RE: ID ebay seeds

H.Vittatum appears in many gardens as they are very hardy and prolific. I know from my neighbor's batch that they are NOT resistant to virus!!

They are white with the red/raspberry pencil stripes. They are one of the early Hippeastrum that look a lot like the current hybrids, although they are smaller blooms. The Dutch have developed many large blooms, some with different tepal shapes and colors.

See the link for the photo from the Bulb Society's gallery.
K

Here is a link that might be useful: bulb society


 o
RE: ID ebay seeds

Thanks for all , the link was very interesting.
Maybe growing it from seeds I won't have any virus ?


 o
RE: ID ebay seeds

The flower shown is a hybrid with heavy H.Vittattum influence.It is resistant to some viruses,but not all.Growing it from seed will produce virus free plants


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Amaryllis/Hippeastrum Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here