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Rhodophiala (Añañuca Amaryllis) & Famatina

Añañuca Amaryllis and the closely related Famatina are rarely cultivated South American genere from montane regions in the Andes. They make strap-like Amaryllis like leaves and upright stalks with most showy trumpet flowers in bright colors. Plants are summer growing and winter dormant. They require a very well drained, humus rich and rocky soil in full sun in a protected spot. In colder regions cover dormant bulbs with a thick mulch layer in winter to protect from freezing through. Alternatively grow in pots under cold glass or a cool wintergarden under frostfree conditions throughout the year.
Sow the black, paper like seeds flat in any rich, well drained, sandy soil in autumn (under frostfree glass in a sunny spot) or in pots outside in mid spring. Young bulbs should be grown under frostfree conditions for two years, keep pots during dormancy rather dry and cool at some 5°C. Transplant rhizomes in late spring.
All are USDA Climate Zone 7/8.
10 seeds per package.
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Rhodophiala splendens

Rhodophiala splendens

20 (30)cm, herbaceous Chilean perennial from the central Andes. It makes most ornamental, very large, bright scarlet flowers before or with the narrow leaves. For any rich, very well drained, rocky soil in a sunny spot. Protect from winter wetness and give some extra winter protection (e.g. thick dry mulch layer). Alternatively grow in pots, in winter keep dormant bulbs completely dry and frostfree at some 5°C. VI-VII.
10 seeds per package.

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