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Mystery ID for Himalayan bulb

Posted by greenhaven N Illinois 4b-5a (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 1, 12 at 0:09

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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RE: Mystery ID for Himalayan bulb

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

RE: Mystery ID for Himalayan bulb

It is Haemanthus sp.

RE: Mystery ID for Himalayan bulb

Scadoxus multiflorus as the first post indicates :o) Dan

RE: Mystery ID for Himalayan bulb

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

RE: Mystery ID for Himalayan bulb

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

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