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Q.Do Amaryllis Bulbs Often Propogate Variants?

Zone 7B | Atl-Bee added on January 21, 2023 | Answered

I noticed that my Red Lion has what appears to be a failed pink striated child coming up. There was an issue that the flower was bursting from the container when I purchased the bulb, but it did survive and provided a few beautiful flowers. I was shocked to see these different colors appended to the bulb. Is this how hybrids are made?

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Answered on January 23, 2023

Not hybrids, but striated and variegated sports! If you want to keep this around, you may need to do a little work to ensure that the mutated genetic set stays intact!


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