Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hippy Chic

Hippeastrum vittatum Red Cultivar
These brilliant flowers appear from August to November and it is impossible not to notice them when you drive past a garden with a good display. The big fat bulbs can be planted from January to April with their nose just sniffing the air. They like a rich well composted soil in full sun but are adaptable to a semi shaded spot . They make excellent container plants and can be brought indoors while in flower. Mail order bulb firms offer a good selection of cultivars from pure white to scarlet, and crimson with striped flowers as well.

1 comment:

  1. Ian... What a bold red color! I bet they do have a dramatic look in a garden. Great title, also.