Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Hippeastrum 'Neon'

Hippeastrum neon....
a splendid and gorgeous amaryllis which blooms faithfully each year and multiplies easily.it is one of the early bloomers.buds start forming in end of February and blooms start in last decade of march.
according to my experience it is sterile because all my efforts to pollinate it either as pollen donor or as mother failed each time.i tried because it has few good qualities like beautiful light pink color,healthy blooms more than 6 number of florets per stalk and long sturdy stalks.
here are few shots of beautiful NEON....
these photos are from 22-02-2018 first sign of flower buds emerging.

buds forming stage 12 march on wards

finally beautfull neon..

Hippeastrum 'Lima'

Botanical Name
Plant Common Name
Florist Amaryllis, Hippeastrum, Lima Florist Amaryllis
General Description
One of several narrow-petaled cultivars known collectively as "spider amaryllis," this striking hybrid of Hippeastrum cybister has bold maroon striping on the upper three of its six olive-green petals.it is a robust grower.for me it often blooms twice in a year.first it bloomed in November 2017 and now in February 2018.it is a gift from a great gardener mr imran khurram sb.it produces a lot offsets.
here are few snaps of lima.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Eucharis grandiflora

Common name: Amazon Lily
Botanical name: Eucharis grandiflora Family: Amaryllidaceae (Nargis family)

Amazon Lily is a beautiful shade loving plant from South America. The shiny dark green foliage is very attractive. it blooms Occasionally during the year with large, sweet scented white flowers . Mature clumps can flower at different times of the year but more often it will flower in the spring. It likes shade and sheltered areas.my amazon lilies are growing in full shade and blooming 2 to 3 times in a year. according to my observation it blooms after deep watering with a dry interval.It can be easily planted in the garden. They are quite easy to grow. Just keep the soil slightly moist all the time.