Hippeastrum reticulatum var. striatifolium

Hippeastrum reticulatum var. striatifolium

I thought I was sitting down to write about dividing Hippeastrum reticulatum var. striatifolium bulbs, but upon further investigation I am finding that I’ve never written about this plant! This summer blooming bulb features a white stripe along the leaves and beautiful pink flowers. Also called netted-veined amaryllis, it is a flowering perennial herbaceous bulbous plant, in the family Amaryllidaceae, native to South America.  In my experience Hippeastrum reticulatum var. striatifolium does well in low light with minimal watering. The bright white stripe along the midrib is quite striking and adds interest throughout the year. I am growing it as a houseplant (zone 5!) but it will also do well in the landscape in warmer climates. The trumpet shaped flowers of this amaryllis are a special treat during the months of September and October.… Read Full...
Purple Shamrock- Oxalis regnellii ‘Triangularis’

Purple Shamrock- Oxalis regnellii ‘Triangularis’

Hearing the name “oxalis” gives most gardeners chills, invoking images of garden and lawn weeds that are almost impossible to get rid of.  Now clear those thoughts and open up to this beautiful Purple Shamrock, Oxalis regnellii ‘Triangularis’. Unlike its relatives, it does not spread or reseed and instead forms nice tight clumps of deep purple foliage. This plant is on the top of my list for 2015 and I would recommend you consider it too! During a recent trip to Virginia I realized how close we were to Brent and Becky’s Bulbs.  I’ve met Brent several times and was even lucky enough to have him come to Orlando to speak at the FNGLA’s Landscape Show a few years ago, and when I discovered we were only an hour from their shop it was a pretty quick decision!  … Read Full Post
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