Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Orange Amaryllis reverts to pink Amaryllis

Photos by Barry Wallace

Photo by Barry Wallace
Amaryllis (Amaryllis belladonna)
A year ago, the Amaryllis pictured above bloomed a yellowish-orange colour between Christmas and mid-January.   This past Christmas, my wife Linda got it to bloom again, except this time it blossomed as you see it above, with distinct pinkish-white markings.   Amaryllises are normally a bright red colour, but they have been forced into many other colours and markings.   I can't help but wonder, that if with Linda's help, this Amaryllis lives another year or two, will it revert to a pure red colour?   We shall see what we shall see.
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Barry Wallace

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