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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Scadoxus multiflorus syn. Haemanthus multiflorus

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

Was a bit slow to flower this year but we got there eventually. Can’t get over how many tiny florets make up this huge firework of a bloom. I confess I couldn’t keep the last one alive as it rotted last winter even though I brought it indoors, so this was a new one I bought in Feb. #scadoxus #scadoxus-multiflorus #scadoxusmultiflorus #bloodlily

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anl

What a lovely plant thought it was an Allium love it❤️@richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

It sooo looks like an Allium doesn’t it Ann? So very similar 😄❤️ @anl

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tinaaune

Spectacular!😍 Bloom before foliage, then how long does the foliage last?

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richard.spicer.7906

Yep, that’s correct @tinaaune the leaves are just coming through now, as took this picture about 4 weeks ago. But it’s been very slow to come through. Not sure I’ve got the watering method right yet as unsure if it develops roots before flowers or after. Keeping my fingers crossed it’s doing something 🤞🏼 think the foliage will stay around till next spring (so a winter grower and summer dormant)

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sieveheadsarah

I love that Richard 😍

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Sarah! Bit of a delicate thing, doesn’t like being below 10 degrees so it’s back indoors for winter now. Last time I did that though it rotted immediately, but seems to be ok so far this year @sieveheadsarah

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ShelleySnyder

Love this! The one and only attempt to grow this was a disaster, never tried again!🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️💘😍

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jacaranda

I’m sure I saw these growing in South Africa a few years ago. Such amazing flowers ❤️ I’ll see if I can find the photos I took 🤞😘

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plants

Just lovely Richard

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Shelley! I don’t blame you, I almost didn’t try a second time but I saw them in the shop again on offer. I bought three and only one has flowered, so quite disappointed I still haven’t figured them out 😒 @ShelleySnyder

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richard.spicer.7906

Ooo that must have been wonderful Barbara! Would love to see a photo sometime if you have one 😘 @jacaranda

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2019
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richard.spicer.7906

Having a #throwbackthursday moment, and found this photo on my phone from October. Shame I didn’t take more, it’s long since finished now. Come back soon please 🤞🏼❤️ #bloodlily #scadoxus #scadoxusmultiflorus #scadoxus-multiflorus

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Wow that’s a stunning picture/flower Richard......

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juliesgarden

Oh wow , what a stunner Rich ❤️❤️

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sabbanrula

Stunning 😍

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rachelbrooks

Thought you’d bred a red Allium for a mo! That’s a dazzler! 💥

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lesliecole49

Very cool

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suerichards

💥 pow that’s a beauty 🤩

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valjones-hughes

Just love this one🤩

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richard.spicer.7906

Now that would be something, a red Allium 😍 @rachelbrooks

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tessafox-veling

My blood lilies are just coming out Richard! It’s a total surprise what does and what doesn’t come out in my garden. I have had to pull out so many dead plants died from the extreme heat.

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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richard.spicer.7906

20/05/2019 - cataloguing, always been fascinated by Blood Lillies, so finally found some at Wisley back in February, although only just potted up 30th April #scadoxus #scadoxus-multiflorus #scadoxusmultiflorus #bloodlily

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