5253 Rhodophiala advena ----- Not available this year
This lovely species has clear tomato-red trumpets.
5261 Rhodophiala ananuca -- Each: SOLD OUT
NEW -- A beautiful species from northern Chile, where it grows in coastal regions
that are very dry. Pink flowers with golden centers.
5257 Rhodophiala auracana -- Not available this year
A beautiful Rhodophiala that comes in a range of lovely colors, buff to orange, pink to
yellow. These are mixed colors.
5262 Rhodophiala bakeri -- Each: $15.00
NEW -- Lovely lemon yellow flowers.
5259 Rhodophiala bagnoldi --- Each: SOLD OUT
A more difficult species from dry desert regions of Chile.
The brilliant yellow flowers make it worth the extra effort.
5250 Rhodophiala bifida ---- Each: $ 7.00 / 3 for $18.00
Handsome deep cherry-red trumpet-shaped flowers with contrasting golden stamens
on 12”stems. Easy to grow in suitable climates. Zone 7-10. Argentina/Uruguay.
5251 Rhodophiala bifida - Pink Form ---- Each: $ 7.50 / 2 for $12.00
This lovely pink form of R. bifida comes from the Buenos Aires region,
and has deep rose trumpets veined in darker pink.
5252 Rhodophiala chilense ---- Each: $ 15.00
Dainty trumpets of yellow or yellow tipped with red. Very floriferous.
5254 Rhodophiala chilense Red Form -- Not available this year
Dainty deep red trumpets.
5264 Rhodophiala laeta -- Each: SOLD OUT
NEW -- An exquisite Rhodphiala from the coastal mountains of central Chile. The
flower color is deep magenta or, occasionally, pale pink. Needs drier growing
conditions than most Rhodophiala.
5260 Rhodophiala montana -- Not available this year
NEW -- Beautiful clear yellow trumpets. This lovely Rhodophiala is from about
6000' in the central Andes, and is therefore hardy.
5258 Rhodophiala phycelloides - Each: SOLD OUT
Narrow tubular flowers in deep scarlet. Rare.
5255 Rhodophiala pratensis -- Not available this year
Deep scarlet flowers that are yellow at the base. From moister
conditions than the other Rhodophialas listed.
5256 Rhodophiala rhodolirion -- Not available this year
An alpine species, from high elevation in the Andes, this lovely
Rhodophiala has white or pink flowers, spotted and streaked with purple.
5263 Famatina cisandina -- Each: $15.00 small bulbs
NEW -- This beautiful Amaryllid comes from montane regions in Chile, growing at
about 3-5000'. It bears umbels of deep scarlet flowers that are flared at the tips. Very
rare. It is included here because of its close relationship to Rhodophiala.
5701 Hippeastrum anzaldoi -- Each: $65.00
Very closely related to H. evansiae, this pretty Hippeastrum is smaller with no trace of peach, and
a nice ruffle to the petals.
5700 Hippeastrum aulicum ---- Each: $30.00
Large scarlet flowers with a green throat, usually with four flowers
to a stem. Blooms in late summer and fall. Brazil.
5705 Hippeastrum blossfeldiae --- Each $25.00
Beautiful tangerine-orange flowers with a lemon yellow star in
5710 Hippeastrum blumenavium -- Not available this year
A tiny gem from Brasil, this beautiful species has dainty white flowers that
are striped with pink.
5706 Hippeastrum bukasovii -- Not available this year
This rare species comes from the mountains of Peru, where it grows at elevations of up to 6000'.
The flowers are deep crimson, edge with cream. Seedling bulbs.
5707 Hippeastrum calyptratum -- Each: $17.50 SOLD OUT
An exquisite Hippeastrum with pale green flowers that look like carved jade.
This rare species is an epiphyte, growing on tree branches in the Organ mountains of Brazil,
where it is pollinated by bats. These are seedling bulbs that are two years old.
5712 Hippeastrum curitibanum -- SOLD OUT
This lovely little Hippeastrum is from Brasil.
5715 Hippeastrum cybister -- Each: $15.00
Very striking, this lovely species from Bolivia and Brasil has unusual
spidery flowers. Bulbs not quite mature, seed raised.
5720 Hippeastrum evansiae --- $20.00
Pale lemon flowers with a green throat are held on short stems,
with each bulb often producing several flowering stems. This is the Brazilian form.
Bulbs are not mature.
5727 Hippeastrum elegans (syn. H. solandriflorum) -- Each: $45.00
NEW -- This lovely Brazilian species has tall stems topped with a pair (usually) of white flowers
that are exquisitely scented. Needs dry growing conditions and cool dry conditions in winter when
it is dormant. Bulbs are not quite mature.
5717 Hippeastrum harrisonii -- Each: $45.00
NEW -- Native to Uruguay, this beautiful red and white striped Hippeastrum grows along river
banks where it experiences constant moist conditions. Very rare, these are blooming size bulbs.
5716 Hippeastrum iguazuaum -- Not available this year
NEW -- A rare species fro Brazil and Argentina with greenish petals striped dramatically with red.
5726 Hippeastrum leonardii -- SOLD OUT
NEW -- A beautiful Peruvian species, with deep ruby red flowers, edged white. Very rare.
5728 Hippestrum macbridei -- Inquire for availability
NEW -- An extremely rare species from Peru with delicate lemon yellow flowers.
5722 Hippeastrum machupijchensis -- SOLD OUT
Native to the legendary Machu Picchu and the surrounding area, I can now offer this highly
desirable bulb . Bulbs are not mature.
5721 Hippeastrum mandoni ---- Not available this year
A large Hippeastrum from Bolivia with red and green flowers on 36" stems.
Bulbs are not mature VERY FEW AVAILABLE
5709 Hippeastrum nelsonii -- SOLD OUT
NEW -- This rare Bolivian species has large cream flowers, with scarlet tips to the petals . A
vigorous species that remains evergreen.
5725 Hippeastrum papilio --- Each: SOLD OUT
This stunningly beautiful Hippeastrum has large flowers of lime green and ruby
red. Sometimes available commercially, our large bulbs are seed-grown at Telos.
5730 Hippeastrum parodii -- Each: SOLD OUT
Rarely available, this beautiful species has clear yellow flowers.
5735 Hippeastrum petiolatum -- Each: $25.00
Each stem usually has four brilliant scaarlet flowers, each with
a bright yellow star in the center.
5702 Hippeastrum psittacinum -- Not available this year
The name means like a parrot, and the vibrant green and red coloring certainly reflects the brilliant
feathers of some parrots. Very rare. Native to Brazil. Few bulbs available.
5740 Hippeastrum puniceum ---- Not available
Brilliant flame-orange flowers make a dramatic statement.
This lovely Hippeastrum is easy to grow, and can naturalize in southern gardens.
From clones from Brazil and Peru.
5751 Hippeastrum puniceum Double Form -- Not available this year
A rare double form of the beautiful H. puniceum. Bulbs
are not mature.
5741 Hippeastrum reticulatum v. striatifolium -- SOLD OUT
This exquisite little gem comes from southern Brazil and northeastern
Argentina, with its large deep pink netted flowers held above almost
prostrate leaves, each of which has a brilliant white stripe.
5752 Hippeastrum reginae -- SOLD OUT
Beautiful flowers that are a deep velvety crimson.
5745 Hippeastrum striatum --- Each: $15.00
Dazzling orangey-red flowers, up to four to a 12” stem,
each flower having a yellow star in the center. This is a nice dwarf form.
5748 Hippeastrum vittatum --- Each: $20.00
Large white flowers boldly striped with scarlet on tall 20-30” stems.
5754 Hippeastrum yungacense -- SOLD OUT
NEW -- Deep red flowers with a large greenish-yellow star in the center. From Bolivia.
5749 Hippeastrum reginae x neopardinum -- Each: SOLD OUT
A beautiful hybrid with dramatic velvety flowers.
5747 Hippeastrum neopardinum x psittacinum -- SOLD OUT
Huge flowers, four to a stem, on this lovely hybrid.
5750 Hippeastrum neopardinum hybrid 'Rosa' -- SOLD OUT
NEW -- Very similar to H. neopardinum, this beautiful cross has deep rose petals
with lighter striations.
5756 Hippeastrum neopardinum hybrid 'Dawn' -- SOLD OUT
NEW -- This lovely hybrid has salmon flowers.
5753 Hippeastrum hybrid 'Capoeira' -- SOLD OUT
NEW - A dramatic hybrid with beautiful form.
5755 Hippeastrum x johnsonii -- Each: $12.00
NEW -- The origin of this well-loved Hippeastrum seems obscure, but it is well known in the
southern states as a garden plant. Amazingly hardy (some say to Zone 5). Flowers are a beautiful
velvety red with a central white star. Bulbs not quite mature.
|Bulbs of Central
The spectacular hybrids offered by the horticultural trade are commonly known as Amaryllis, but truly belong to the genus
Hippeastrum, the members of which are all native to South America. The species Hippeastrum are rarely available, and can be just as
exciting as their more exotic cousins. They are usually summer-growers, and would need the protection of a greenhouse in cold winter
climates. Most flower in winter or early spring, and many can be successfully grown as house plants. The bulbs listed below are all
flowering size, and are shipped with roots intact. SHIPS YEAR ROUND. For a posting on this subject see: ** See note below.
Very closely related to Hippeastrum, the Rhodophialas are generally smaller and
daintier in appearance, and they are also hardier. Native to the Andes mountains of
Chile and Argentina, they are largely winter-growers, going dormant in summer and
producing their flowers before the leaves come up in late summer. SHIPS YEAR
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of the World
Rhodophiala bifida - Pink Form
Griffinia iis a small genus of bulbs in the Family Amaryllidaceae found in remnant forests of
Brazil where they are severely under threat from loss of habitat. They grow in the Atlantic
coastal forests in humid conditions in the forest understory. There are about fifteen species.
Griffinia make excellent house plants, since they are adapted to low light, and will bloom
repeatedly throughout the year if they are happy.
SHIPS YEAR ROUND
5769 Griffinia espiritensis -- Each: $20.00
An outstanding Griffinia severely endangered in the wild, with beautiful sapphire blue
flowers. Blooms repeatedly and makes an excellent houseplant. Not difficult to grow.
5770 Griffinia liboniana -- Not available this year
Smaller than G. espiritensis, this lovely little species has spotted leaves and sky blue
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For identification of most
species of Hippeastrum, I
have relied on the source
from which the bulbs
originated. None, as far as I
know, were collected in the
wild by the collectors who
supplied me with the original
bulbs or seeds.. Without any
proper references for
Hippeastrum, it is difficult to