Amaryllis belladonna

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Trevor Australis

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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2014, 10:04:28 PM »
I'm flummoxed by whatever it is I'm not doing. Just y/day out again and found a shady railway cutting overgrown with thick, deep ivy and under pine trees - and dozens of bright pink Aunt Eliza's (= Belladonna's). I just can't figure it out. I'm about to throw the book at Brunsvigia josephinae as she, too, is a challenge for me. I'm going to feed her with low nitrogen, high potassium and high phosphorus fertiliser ie tomato food and see if that makes any difference in the next few years. I've found a Melbourne based gardener who grow the Emperor's wife and get it to flower every year: tub grown and fed, and I expect watered judiciously. Mine just have to survive on what falls as rain - very infrequent at this time of year. Just maybe I've placed too much trust in the old beliefs about leaving these Sth African bulbs 'strictly' alone, un-disturbed, un-watered and un-fed?
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Fermi

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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2014, 08:18:55 AM »
Trevor,
this is what we have as Brunsvigia josephinae but I've been told it's a hybrid,
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

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Fermi

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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2015, 08:18:25 AM »
The clump of cerise Amaryllis belladonna are in flower earlier than last year but the others are lagging behind,
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2018, 08:42:23 AM »
The Belladonna Lily season seems to be a bit earlier this year than last  :)
This clump has flowered for the first time since we moved here because they they were planted where they got overgrown by a Cypress Hedge. The Hedge was taken out last year and after 14 or 15 months the Amaryllis belladonna "seedlings" have come into bloom!
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

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« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2018, 02:39:58 PM »
A new flower today - sprung from a fallen seed it has a largish flower-head of pale pink flowers.
In the first pic you can see it has developed outside the bed where its parent is growing,
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

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« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2018, 11:19:49 AM »
More seedlings flowering for the first time
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

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Re: Amaryllis belladonna
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2018, 09:58:52 AM »
This Amaryllis belladonna came as seed from a friend back in the 1980s
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
member of AGS, SRGC, NARGS
working as a physio to support my gardening habit!