Friday, March 21, 2008

PLANT OF THE MOMENT - Hippeastrum 'Voodoo'

Hippeastrum 'voodoo' is in the amaryllis family. It usually blooms mid-spring with showy red flowers with a white throat. The strappy foliage will be tinged bronze if placed in full sun. I have read that rodents won't eat it. Each time hippeastrum 'voodoo' goes through our front counter and out the door I've noticed this vigorous grower stretching out the pot it is in. I think every one that I have noticed has a misshapen pot. Today when Susie, a fellow gardenweb contributor and hellebore grower extraordinaire, checked out with with one in her box that had two blooming spikes, I finally made the walk back into the greenhouses to claim one for my own. For this reason it is my "plant of the moment".

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