Flower of the Day 19th December 2013

Hippeastrum Myrna Larkham

Hippeastrum Myrna Larkham. Not sure of the correct name so I have named after Myrna from whom I bought the original plant in a pot.

Hippeastrum Myrna Larkham. Not sure of the correct name so I have named after Myrna from whom I bought the original plant in a pot. I think this may actually be Hippeastrum Stella Lace which I identified from Hippeastrum Seeds and Bulbs but check the link yourself to be sure.

I have become more and more interested in these as they are a good looking plant all year. They are dormant for a while in early winter but soon burst through the prostrate Rosemary carpet and this is their second flowering. I have allowed seed to set which I have dispersed through the garden.

Stellar Lace:

“Lovely red veins meander their way across the creamy petals and draw you into a startling green centre.
This is a very robust Hippeastrum requiring little care, but if you do pay her some attention she will reward you generously with a mass of blooms each and every Spring.” (Hippeastrum Bulbs and Seeds)
The petals are remarkably thick, but so very soft to the touch.
The perfume is subtle but long-lasting.

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