Sunday, 2 August 2009

The Rich Red Velvet of my 'Hippy'

Kia ora

A flower has opened up on my beautiful Hippeastrum, also known as an Amaryllis [Amaryllidaceae]. I love the rich red velvet of her...another is still to open, a truly magnificent sight. I have found this to be the second flowering of this plant in the one year. I keep the bulb outside in a pot and only bring her in at the beginning of winter where she gets warmth and, once flowered, will go back outside.

Enjoy the beautiful Hippeastrum, the photograph was taken last evening.

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