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Well, it isn’t even summer yet and I have fallen in love. With a flower. She’s a ‘Red Lion’ Hippeastrum vittatum. Most of us know this plant as an Amaryllis and we usually buy them around Christmas-time because they’re on sale everywhere. They are relatives in the same plant family, Amaryllidaceae, but are a different genus and species. True Amaryllis looks like this. Not that it matters a hill of beans when you’ve lost your breath in her beauty and taken a hundred photos because you can’t get enough. I’ve been watching closely for a month now while Nature did her magic.

Ladies and Gentlemen, ‘Red Lion’ Hippeastrum vittatum:

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