Friday, 21 November 2008

Hippeastrum Wedding Dance

Copied from my fotopages

A story of white amaryllis ...

This is rare to find (in Malaysia that is), a white amaryllis. Upon my last 'detour trip' to Cameroon Highland last October 2008, managed to find a few Hadeco branded amaryllis at one of the nurseries there. It looks like all the Hadeco amaryllis there were importted a few years back, because all available there are of older varieties. Some of the bubs have grown to jumbo sized (measuring about 40 cm in circumference) ....

'Wedding Dance' is among the 9 pots of amaryllis that I purchased from Uncle Sam nursery in CH. Actually, lots of the bulbs there were mislabelled. The bulbs have been there for a few years, and it is very likely that some 'nothing to do' shoppers would find it fun juggling and moving the labels ...

For this Wedding Dance, when purchased, there was no scape showing yet, but after a week, there was a scape emerging,and slowly and steadily growing .... I was waiting with full anticipation that the flowers will bloom true to its name .... wallla .... it is pure white, with green eye ....simply worth worth the wait

12th Nov ...

16th Nov

18th Nov

Also 18th Nov

19th Nov

20th Nov

20th Nov

And the full bloom on 21st Nov

It stands tall among others ....

Friday, 14 November 2008

Hippeastrum Razzle Dazzle

One of the earlier, older Hadeco varieties. Bought it in Cameroon Highland.

6 buds!

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Hippeastrum from South Africa, bought in Cameron Highland

Hippeastrum Gold Medal

Either Razzmatazz or Stars n Stripe

Candy Floss (or Milady?)