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Hippeastrum papilio

This is a discussion on Hippeastrum papilio within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; I keep very few non orchids these days but this is one I love. I ...

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    Default Hippeastrum papilio

    I keep very few non orchids these days but this is one I love. I had admired this for years and a dear friend surprised me with 3 bulbs of it for my birthday 5 years ago. It has grown 2 new bulbs that are not mature yet and currently has 2 spikes with one in bloom.
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    That is unusual. I like the stripes. How big are those blooms? They look huge!

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    I didn't measure but 6-7" would be my guess

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    That is what I thought as well. I bet they would look good in a flower bed. All the seed and bulb catalogs are arriving in the mail. So many options. It is amazing how much time I can waste looking through those catalogs. lol. Thanks Ron.

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    This is such a beauty! I'm loving it! =)

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    I have not looked at other species in this genus...that might be fortunate

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    that is gorgeous, the colour and marking is so lovely... i've loved this family of plants for quite some time... and i really should consider finally jumping in to get one.. thanks for the incentive Ron.

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    Your welcome Tim ...

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    That really is beautiful! Is it related to amaryllis?

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    hi ron,

    wow, just stunning! not only orchids are beautiful.....

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