Mystery ID for Himalayan bulb

greenhaven(SW MI z6)June 1, 2012

This might not actually be native to the Himalayas, but some friends have one in Nepal. It just bloomed (Today? Yesterday?) and they are in Kathmandu. The closest I could get was Higan bana lycoris, but am pretty sure that is not it.

She would love to know what it is so she can properly care for it. Help!

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denninmi(8a)

Here you go: ID and care directions in this article.

Here is a link that might be useful: Link to article at the Christian Science Monitor

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 6:37AM
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oleg9grower

It is Haemanthus sp.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 6:15PM
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bluebonsai101(6a PA)

Scadoxus multiflorus as the first post indicates :o) Dan

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 6:18PM
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greenhaven(SW MI z6)

Thanks, Dan and denninmi! That is it! Friend is very happy to have info in this beauty.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 2:25PM
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bluebonsai101(6a PA)

I think my favorite Scadoxus is S. membranaceous as it is a dwarf with really pretty mottled petioles for the leaves and it is self-fertile so you get lovely large red berries after the flowers. This one is evergreen for the most part but well worth growing if your friend likes these sorts of plants :o) Dan

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 8:35PM
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