Monday, May 01, 2017

The Pearls

My Red Pearl amaryllis flowers opened today, bulb #28 for the year!

Amaryllis Red Pearl

They are streakier than I remember them being last year, but very beautiful.

Amaryllis: Black Pearl (left) and Red Pearl (right)

As a comparison, here are Black Pearl (left) and Red Pearl (right).  As you can see, they are about the same size, and Red Pearl is slightly darker and more of a true red, not as orangy.  I also like the more star-shaped flowers with the pointier petals better.

I have one more red amaryllis to open (Benfica), and then I will be able to declare The Best Red.  So far, Red Pearl is still winning.

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