Flower Portrait: Hippeastrum

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Confusingly called Amaryllis (which is another lily type bulb from South Africa, but grown outdoors), the name Hippeastrum, given to it by William Herbert, means “Knight’s-star-lily”. This plant is commonly grown indoors around Christmas time and is from South and Central America.

17 thoughts on “Flower Portrait: Hippeastrum

    • I had them back in the ’90s but they seemed to fall out of favour to be replaced by those poinsettias that simply die and get binned 😦

  1. I don’t have one this year but often do. I quite like ‘showy’ 🙂
    Happy New Year, Jude! Brian Adams was immense. I ended up watching that instead of Jools.

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