Sunday, June 7, 2009

Here comes Salmon Pearl!

The last of the bulbs DD bought me has opened its beautiful, amazing blooms in salmon pink!

It is truly a new cultivar for me and I'm thrilled!

The bulb has three scapes, two have developed fully and opened while the third one seemed to have stunted. Wonder why?

Anyway, I'm enjoying these stunning blooms sooooooooo much. According to a web site, its name is Hippeastrum salmon pearl. How right!


lynn'sgarden said...

Hà Xuân, oooh, I love this Salmon Pearl amarylis! Stunning! I noticed you plant your bulb way about soil level...I usually have just the tip of the bulb showing. Will you plant this in the ground after blooming?
Btw, Hà Xuân, are you on Blotanical? If not, you should join! I've met so many wonderful friends through it!

Hà Xuân said...

Thanks, Lynn.
I usually plant the bulb half way up, but this one bulb is so special I didn't want to risk getting rot, so I just planted it that way. It helps to see clearly what's going on more quickly for preventive actions.
No, I haven't know about Blotanical. I should find out. Thanks for recommending it.

NellJean said...

Such a beautiful color! And so many blossoms at once! Thank you for sharing these photos.

Hà Xuân said...

It's my pleasure, Nell. Thanks for visiting.

NellJean said...

You asked on my blog about planting true lilies in the ground. I grow all mine in the ground. They can be planted spring or fall. They require a chill period to bloom well, and they do die down in the winter.

The only drawbacks that I know with them is that they have a long period after bloom when there is just that tall stalk with leaves that needs to be left to ripen for good blooms the next year. I disguise mine with tall salvias like S. leucantha.

Hà Xuân said...

I got you, Nell.