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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

Sprekelia formosissima syn. Amaryllis formosissima

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

10/06/19 - this has sprung up so quickly! I’d heard it was fast but having not grown it before I didn’t realise quite how fast! Seems to be before the foliage too 🤔 is that normal? I probably should have read up a little more on this plant when I planted it 😂🙄 #sprekelia #sprekelia-formossissima #jacobeanlily

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Oh that’s pretty ❤️❤️

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lovemygarden65

That’s really unusual ❤️❤️❤️

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sieveheadsarah

That's lovely 😍

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riakat

Beautiful, Rich! As stunning in real life as the embroidery designs I see of it. 😍

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jyotu

That's cool

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks 😊👍🏼 @jyotu

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richard.spicer.7906

It’s quite a sight, although not very tall at all! Had to get on the floor to take this pic 🤣 @riakat

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richard.spicer.7906

It’s a huge flower Sarah considering the height of it, a little top heavy but I’m not sure if it’s normal or if I’ve got a duff one. The leaves are slowly now coming up, but reminds me of what Hippeastrum bulbs do @sieveheadsarah

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richard.spicer.7906

Lovely isn’t it Marilyn 😊 @lovemygarden65

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Elaine 😊, it’s a stunning red, wish I had more than one bulb now, would have looked even better with three bulbs in this pot perhaps @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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sieveheadsarah

I've just been looking them up Richard, they look great in groups, I'm going to get some when they're next available, that's if I remember. 👍🏼😀

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20/05/2019 - cataloguing, another great find at Wisley in February, and just potted up end of April. Apparently these flower very quickly once it pokes through the soil, so will be keeping a close eye on this so I don’t miss it #sprekelia #sprekelia-formossissima #jacobeanlily #bulb

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