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White bloom from bulb

This is a discussion on White bloom from bulb within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; I was given these bulbs a couple years ago and they have been growing and ...

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    Question White bloom from bulb

    I was given these bulbs a couple years ago and they have been growing and dividing, but this is the first bloom. Anyone know what it is? The white dots on the leaves is from the seven-dust I sprinkled on them to keep the grasshoppers from eating the plant alive.

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    Wow, that is nice Bruce! I'll take a wild guess at it and say it is something in the Hippeastrum family

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    very beautiful bruce!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madphrag View Post
    Wow, that is nice Bruce! I'll take a wild guess at it and say it is something in the Hippeastrum family
    I agree with madphrag...both that it is from the Hippeastrum family and that it is very nice...Maybe a crinum lily of some sort?

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    Pretty bloom! I can't help with the ID,though.

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    could be Hymenocallis narcissiflora. saw bulbs for sale at a boxstore.

    similar to Pancratium maritimum that I used to see in the wild and absolutely loved pancratium maritimum - Google Search

    looks great althoug for some reason I find the Pancratium more appealing. Maybe because it grows on sand dunes and has less foliage so the flower stands really out.

    Do you leave it in the ground or dig it out after the leaves dry up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefpix View Post
    could be Hymenocallis narcissiflora. saw bulbs for sale at a boxstore.

    similar to Pancratium maritimum that I used to see in the wild and absolutely loved pancratium maritimum - Google Search

    looks great althoug for some reason I find the Pancratium more appealing. Maybe because it grows on sand dunes and has less foliage so the flower stands really out.

    Do you leave it in the ground or dig it out after the leaves dry up?

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    I grow it in a very large container so it stays in the soil. I move the container indoors and withhold water over the cold months.

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    Do the leaves die in the cold months? I like the green inside!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefpix View Post
    Do the leaves die in the cold months? I like the green inside!
    Yes, completely.

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    I believe it may be what is commonly called a Peruvian daffodil. In cold areas is treated same as gladiolas od dahlias, dug up and brought in for winter. YThey have lovely flowers and some have a wonderful fragrance.

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