This post 'Exotic Star' - Amaryllis, Hippeastrum was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius-Lindhe in the blog Tyras Trädgård/Tyra's Garden
Winter flowers - My January blooms on the windowsills are all the different Amaryllises or should I call them by their botanical name, Hippeastrums
This one is called Exotic Star (Gracilis Amayllis - Hippeastrum) and it sure looks very Exotic, don't you agree? I planted this bulb in late October and just before Christmas the first flower opened and revealed it's Exotic beauty. It is now the 2nd of January and it is still 'in floribus'
"For many years there was confusion amongst botanists over the generic names Amaryllis and Hippeastrum, one result of which is that the common name "amaryllis" is mainly used for cultivars of this genus, which are widely used as indoor flowering bulbs. The generic name Amaryllis applies to bulbs from South Africa, usually grown outdoors." Wikipedia
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