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.

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17 thoughts on “Flower Portrait: Hippeastrum

    1. That’s funny Jo, I ended up watching some of Jools (thought Bryan Adams was a bit corny and his voice hasn’t held out well) but I guess we were both there for the fireworks!! 😀 😀

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