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Feb 22, 2013 12:36 PM CST
Name: Becky Sewell
upstate NY, USA

I've cross-pollinated a number of different amaryllis cultivars in the past but never knew of rooting them on water - FANTASTIC!!! I just floated a half-dozen last-summer's seeds to see if they're still any good. Bought several new bulbs last spring and when they bloomed I just had to see what they'd do if crossed... We'll see!

I have 2 or 3 LaForest Morton (bright pink), 1 Rilona (light orange), 1 Limona (soft yellow-green; young, hasn't bloomed yet), 1 Blossom Peacock (pink & white), 1 Gervase (big fluffy pink), 1 Princess (white w/red streaks).

Right now I have a H. papilio in a south window sprouting a bloom-stalk at least a foot tall - and just found another bud barely starting to come up from the bulb! I will definitely self-pollinate these, so anyone wanting some pure H. papilio seeds may contact me. My big plastic pot of papilio bulbs has multiplied over the last several years and now are in danger of cracking the pot. They have not gone dormant for the last few years, but still bloom every year!

I would love to trade for starts of Milady, Peach Blossom, and a true yellow: fresh seeds or young bulbs. What do you have??? (I also grow Hoyas and would love to swap cuttings!) I'm in upstate NY (northern end of Cayuga Lake)... anybody close by?

Becky Sewell

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