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Hippeastrum 'FanFare' What A Double!

Posted by joshy46013 (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 27, 10 at 13:54

Hippeastrum "FanFare" is a the epitome of "Christmas Amaryllis", it's absolutely gorgeous!

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RE: Hippeastrum 'FanFare' What A Double!

Beautiful photos, Josh.....you're making me wish I had a Fanfare....!


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RE: Hippeastrum 'FanFare' What A Double!

I know where there are some hanging out for $4/....
:-+
Kristi


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RE: Hippeastrum 'FanFare' What A Double!

Nice Josh - I love the frilly red. Alana


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Oooh I know, and I thought about it (especially after seeing Josh's pictures) the only thing is that I already have 3 double reds, Cherry Nymph, Red Peacock and Red Charm and they're all raring to go.....just out of curiosity, how tall are they...I kind of promised my DH that I wouldn't buy too many more this year and I'm already 7 bulbs into that promise.....! By the way I just received a Flaming Peacock and a "Misty" (hopefully not Susan) from Easy to Grow Bulbs and they always seem nice to deal with. The bulbs look very healthy....I did get a couple of mislabels from them last year, but what the heck after all this virus stuff, a healthy bulb looks a lot better to me these days even if it mislabeled....but please... not another Susan.....


Donna


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RE: Hippeastrum 'FanFare' What A Double!

Donna,

"FanFare" is actually pretty small, the scapes are half the height of "Bellismo" and maybe a third of "Graffiti". I'll get out the measuring tape and measure tomorrow. The blooms are pretty small as well, maybe 2 1/2 inches across?

I sadly haven't got a "Misty" yet, I would LOVE to have one but I'm worried it would be mislabeled with what I heard about Easy To Grow.

I'm 25 bulbs in right now with some more on the way, I have SO much potting to do :( I got some HUGE "Lemon Lime" in today and a nice sized "Scarlet Baby", can't wait to get some pictures of those!

Josh


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Josh,

Hopefully if my Misty blooms soon, which it doesn't show any signs of yet, and if it is correct, they everyone can order one (who is still looking for a Misty) as it is still very early..... We can only hope....

Donna


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RE: Hippeastrum 'FanFare' What A Double!

Donna, let's hope it's a better Misty season this year. I've got 6 importers from last year that turned out to be Susans.

Fanfare is a pretty small bulb and bloom, but on a long-ish stem considering the size of the bulb. I tucked 3 bulbs into a 6" pot and it looked pretty nice:

From 09 / 10 hippi season

Alana


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RE: Hippeastrum 'FanFare' What A Double!

Alana,

Your stems are much longer than mine! Mine are pretty short, the shortest out of all the ones I have actually.


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Josh, interesting - I wonder if ours are different strains, or maybe just plain strained ;-) I guess you really can't tell what a bulb is going to be like till it's a year in your care. When I got these bulbs last year the scapes were already pretty emerged, which I'm sure isn't good for them. You can see that I needed to prop the blooms up with stakes.

I'll post pics of mine on the (hopefully) rebloom this spring.

Alana


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RE: Hippeastrum 'FanFare' What A Double!

Alana,

I see a stigma poking through in the top right, I noticed a few of my flowers have a stigma as well, are these semi-doubles? I know that with doubles you rarely if ever get stigmas! I've tried pollinating mine.

Josh


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RE: Hippeastrum 'FanFare' What A Double!

Josh, I've had that happen with a few of my doubles but no luck getting seeds to set. Alana


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