Monday, March 14, 2016

Fourth amaryllis, and a fuchsia

Here we are with the fourth amaryllis to open, called 'Christmas Gift'. This is a new bulb for me this year, and was the humongous one (close to 6-inch diameter!)

'Christmas Gift' amaryllis

It's supposed to be pure white with a greenish throat, and I'm not sure what's up with the pink streaks.  It could be as simple as the temperature/light conditions in my house, or as complicated as the genetic makeup of this particular bulb not fully suppressing the pigments in the flowers.  It'll be interesting to see if the pink streaks are consistently shown in all the flowers over multiple blooming cycles.

In addition to the amaryllis show that's happening now with three plants in bloom, I also have an overwintering fuchsia that decided to bloom!  This is "Stand Up Shirley".  It's a compact variety and has an upright growth habit rather than trailing.

Overwintering fuchsia, blooming!

I wasn't expecting it to bloom inside, so this is a nice surprise!

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