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A classic hybrid blooming out of season

Posted by bluebonsai101 6a PA (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 16, 11 at 22:21

Not sure why this classic is blooming now after growing all summer and then coming in for the fall after going dormant, but this sometimes happens as I think they get confused by the sudden increase in temperature. In any event, it was a nice flower to see :o) Dan

Durga Pradhan

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RE: A classic hybrid blooming out of season

Very pretty. Never seen any blooming this odd time. Thanks for the photo as it is nice to see a bloom.

RE: A classic hybrid blooming out of season

Very nice Hippestrelia Dan :) 'Durga Pradhan' is a wonderful hybrid, there are some other nice ones I'd like to find such as 'Red Star' or 'Red Beauty'.

Luckily a friend of mine that I'm sure uses this form incredibly rarely has some Hippestrelia involving white Hippeastrum! I'm excited to see those flower!


RE: A classic hybrid blooming out of season

Josh, this one means more to me, because it came from the person who actually created it as a gift. Udai Pradhan also sent me seed of a cross of this back on to a Hippi (H. puniceum) which I hope I am fortunate enough to be able to grow to flowering size one day.

Twizzlestick, it is nice to see them at the "wrong" time of year I have to admit. I am pretty sure it is the rapid change in temp from 40s outside to 60s or 70s inside that causes some of them to do this. For example, I have a nice big Stenomesson incarnatum throwing a spike right now about 3 weeks after being brought in from the cold. Since this is the first time I have convinced this one to bloom I am looking forward to seeing it in a week or so :o) Dan

RE: A classic hybrid blooming out of season

Dan, I'm really excited that you got seed from Udai! How's it coming along? I can't wait to see it bloom!!!

I have several Hippeastrum sending up scapes right now as well, H. aulicum, H. ferreyrae and a few others. H. aulicum is a winter bloomer so it's quite early but I'm sure moving it had some part in blooming.

RE: A classic hybrid blooming out of season

Great quality exposure Dan.

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