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Old 05-27-2011, 10:30 PM
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Here are some Hippies


I've been so busy lately....don't have time for much....here are some pics...
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:56 PM
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They are all so awesome! I can just stare at them all day~
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:08 AM
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SAN, very beautiful and healthy looking.
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:31 AM
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Fearadyn, Thank you...i can too....i find myself spending way too much time on them....we may go fishing tomorrow though....at least i'll get some sun!
Barbara, Thank you...i hope that i can keep them that way...i've been trying to figure out which is the best bulb food for them..right now the soil that they are in has food up to 6 months.
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:18 AM
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Around here they are forced at Christmas
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:07 PM
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Hi Sandra! Very nice collection of amaryllis! And a nice variety of color too. So you will keep all of them potted up rather than in ground? I noticed you are zone 8a so that may be a good idea if that is what you decide.
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:36 AM
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They sell them forced here as well, nyrak...but once you buy them unless you force them yourself....they return to being spring bloomers....if they get the correct sun,water,soil,nutrients and cool down period.
Flowerdazed,
I am going to leave some outside/in the ground and see how they do through the winter....some i will take indoors. We get pretty cold at times...afraid to lose them all!
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:12 AM
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Never heard them called Hippies???
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:58 AM
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LOl, pushin, ive seen it several places and think its kinda cute
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by flowerdazed View Post:
So you will keep all of them potted up rather than in ground? I noticed you are zone 8a so that may be a good idea if that is what you decide.
One would think FD but wonders never seem to cease around here. LOL

I'm in Tx in 8a as well. Sandra, what part of Tx are you?? West Fort Worth here. I have my Amaryllis in the ground and they come back every Spring. Even with this last winters storms, they popped up this year.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:05 PM
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vERY GORGOUS THANKS FOR SHARING.
aRE ANY OF THEM FRAGRANT?

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Old 05-31-2011, 03:31 PM
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I am in Irving....what hybrids last through last winter? This coming winter will be the first time i have anything other than Johnsonii outside. I am going to keep some in the ground and some potted.
Bali,
Thank you...non fragrant that i can tell.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Pushin-up-Daisies View Post:
Never heard them called Hippies???
Originally Posted by Sanandreyas70 View Post:
Kellyann,
I am in Irving....what hybrids last through last winter?

Hippies = Hippeastrum Hybrid

From what I have read, being native to South America, all Amaryllis (including Amaryllis belladonna) can be planted outside in the open ground in frost free zones. Hardy Amaryllis (Hippeastrum x johnsonii) in zones 6-11, colder zones should lift before the first freeze. I think zones 6-8 are debatable though unless it's heavily mulched, I could be wrong on that. This last winter I threw down several bales of hay and cedar mulch on top of that. Despite the freakishly cold weather and massive snow we had in North Texas, Everything came back!! LOL

These are mine, I stole (divided) them from the house across the street when it was vacant, so not sure what they are. I think we tried to figure it out here last year. Without searching, I can't remember what we came up with. Hope that helps Sandra!! Nice to have someone to compare notes with right down the road. (by maybe 20 miles)

I think at first we thought Johnsonii, but then someone thought the leaves were too wide on mine, could be wrong, doin good to remember the Amaryllis part. )


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Old 05-31-2011, 04:28 PM
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They are gorgous..
Now what should one in zone 5 do to amaryllis in summer ?
Plant is the ground in sun or shade/
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:54 PM
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Plant em up Bali!!! LOL I think the preference is morning sun, filtered sun or part shade in the afternoon. Does full direct sun not discolor the Amaryllis?? Someone will know Bali. Just dig em up before freeze.
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