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Hippeastrum (Amaryllis) & Sprekelia (Aztec Lily)

Hippeastrum and Aztec Lilies are closely related genera from Mexico (Sprekelia) to South America (Hippeastrum). In trade Hippeastrum is usually available under the wrong name Amaryllis, which is a different genus from South Africa with two species only, namely Amaryllis belladonna and Amaryllis paradiscola. Most Hippeastrum and both Sprekelia species are herbaceous, winter or summer dormant bulbous plants, few Hippeastrum species from tropical areas are evergreen. All make lush foliage and spectacular inflorescences with quite large, trumpet shaped flowers. Unless not differently noted below, all are easily grown in any humus rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. Keep plants at a minimum of some 15°C throughout the year. During dormancy reduce watering to a minimum. Most species are self-incompatible and require two genetic different clones in order to successfully set seed after hand pollination. We ship 2-years old offset bulbs from plants which have been identified as the true species!
Bulbs will be shipped bareroot with leaves cut off and wrapped in slightly moist kitchen towl - plant them on receipt. The bulb will soon make new leaves after repotting.
Sow seed flat in any humus rich, well drained substrate. Cover seeds only very slightly with soil and keep pots at some 25°C in partial shade.
10 seeds per package.
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Hippeastrum aulicum (Lily of the Palace)

Hippeastrum aulicum (Lily of the Palace)

45 (60)cm, Lily of the Palace is an autumn flowering Hippeastrum species from the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) and Cerrado region from Brazil to Paraguay. It makes very showy and large, bright red flowers with a green throat. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot and a minimum of some 15°C throughout the year. Seedlings are fast growing and under appropriate conditions they may reach flowering size after just two years. A total of only 19 packages are available in 2019. IX-XI.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9298 € 7,99
Hippeastrum blossfeldiae

Hippeastrum blossfeldiae

30 (40)cm, a medium tall, spring flowering species from São Paulo State, Brazil. Adult plants make one to two stalks with showy salmon-orange flowers with an inner light yellowish-green star. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. During dormancy keep tubers drier and at a minimum of some 15°C throughout the year. Hippeastrum blossfeldiae is mostly self-incompatible, thus different clones are need for pollination. II-IV.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0282 € 7,99
Hippeastrum glaucescens

Hippeastrum glaucescens

40 (60)cm, is a rarely cultivated species from Brazil with variable, either mid-green or glaucous-green leaves and mid-sized pale red and green flowers. The original species' description was based on specimens with glaucous leaves, however, this is not a stable trait and several wild populations show pure mid-green leaves. Easily grown in any humus rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. During dormancy keep tubers drier and at a minimum of some 15°C throughout the year. Hippeastrum glaucescens is self-sterile similar to most Hippeastrum species, i.e. two different clones are needed for successful pollination. IV-V.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9485 € 9,99
seed package
Hippeastrum hybrid 001

Hippeastrum hybrid 001

80 (100)cm, a self-fertile hybrid of unknown parentage with utmost showy, large rich red flower trumpets of up to 20cm in diameter. It makes large bulbs and produces per bulb 2 to 3 flower stalks with 3 to 4 flowers each. Easily grown in any humus rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. During dormancy keep tubers drier and at a minimum of some 15°C throughout the year. Seedling plants will show different flower colors and sizes, and offsprings may include some interesting new forms. IV-VI.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9508 € 0,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Hippeastrum papilio (Butterfly Amaryllis)

Hippeastrum papilio (Butterfly Amaryllis)

50 (70)cm, Butterfly Amaryllis is an endangered species in its habitat in southern Brazil, yet well established in cultivation. However, most so-called Hippeastrum papilio in cultivation are hybrids with some other species. We offer the true-to-type species with greenish-white petals with large and broad wine-red streaks. It is a semi-evergreen species with a large tuber and easily grown in any humus rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. During dormancy keep tubers drier and at a minimum of some 15°C throughout the year. Hippeastrum papilio is either selfsterile or - more rarely - selffertile, offered seeds are from a selffertile clone. III-IV.
10 seeds per package.

Seeds will become available again by mid May 2019.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0134 € 9,90
(clone number: BMH17061)
Hippeastrum striatum (Striped Barbados Lily)

Hippeastrum striatum (Striped Barbados Lily)

25 (40)cm, Striped Barbados Lily is an easily cultivated, medium tall Hippeastrum species from southern and eastern Brazil. It makes one to several stalks crowned by salmon-orange flowers in early spring and usually before other, similar species. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. During dormancy keep tubers drier and at a minimum of some 15°C throughout the year. Most Hippeastrum striatum clones are self-compatible. Seedlings are fast growing and may reach flowering size after two years only under appropriate conditions. II-III.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9093 € 4,99
seed package