Sunday, February 27, 2011

Another new amaryllis bloom - Exotic Star

One of the bublets Maria gave me in 2008 is blooming for the first time in my care - the Exotic Star. So it roughly takes around 2.5 years from bublet to bloom.


I really like the bold color and especially the veins, very striking indeed.



A member from Garden Web mentioned that Exotic Star is a hybrid of Papillio, and it is difficult to pollinate it.


I'm going to cross ES with other blooms I'm having at the moment. Hope I might have some beautiful cross in the future.

5 comments:

Bom said...

Hello, I would like permission to put a link to your site on my blog.

I will be using a screencap/thumbnail of your website and would appreciate it if you would let me do this.

Hà Xuân said...

Hi Bom... thanks for asking me, but may I know what is your blog about?

Mary said...

Wow! The flower is magnificent.

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Stephanie said...

Good luck the pollination! It's fascinating to see you growing so many wonderful amaryllis and pollinating them :-D

Btw, Ha Xuan, you can explore ebay to get plants that you don't have locally.

Hà Xuân said...

Steph: eBay won't do for me 'cause it's very difficult to import live plants from overseas through the mail (?). You can only hand-carry. Airport customs won't bother but not post-office customs :-(

Bom: are you Mary? I have full contact details of Mary but I don't know what they're for???
Sorry to ask.