Thursday, October 21, 2010

This doesn't look like Hippeastrum x johnsonii

Which is what I bought it as. This is another one of those Nerine/Amaryllis hybrids. Reading I've done since my last post (about the hybrids) has both made me more informed, and, as so often is the case, more aware of my ignorance. I find many crosses were made, some including other species of Nerine. For obvious reasons much of this was done in South Africa. More hybridizing was done in England. Some were named many were not. I have no idea what this is but I do know it has survived the past two winters here though it didn't flower last year. Finding that at least one is at least a bit hardy, makes me wish I'd bought some of the mixed selections at the FONA sale this spring.

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