At this time we’re visiting with Malgorzata Galietti.
About 30 years in the past I bought a ‘Purple Lion’ amaryllis (Hippeastrum ‘Purple Lion’, Zones 8–10 or as a houseplant) and despatched it to my Grandma Helena, who lived in Krakow, Poland, to assist her survive a very chilly winter. She liked it! She was herself a gardener and horticulturalist, so the ‘Purple Lion’ was very a lot appreciated. Again then, amaryllis bulbs have been unimaginable to search out in Poland. Ahead to a dismal winter of 2020; I remembered how a lot happiness and cheerfulness one amaryllis bulb had produced for my grandma, so I obtained a ‘Pink Shock’ to sprinkle some pleasure through the pandemic winter blues.
This pink magnificence started the yearly cycle of blooms and watering. I introduced the pots out to the backyard for summer time and put them asleep in early fall with hopes that once they awoke they’d gratefully produce flower stems.
My assortment now consists of the gorgeous ‘Magical Contact’ . . . ,
. . . ‘Sunshine Nymph’ . . . ,
. . . the elegant ‘White Denver’ . . . ,
. . . the traditional pink ‘Apple Blossom’ . . . ,
. . . and, in fact, ‘Purple Lion’, the variability that began all of it.
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