Tropical beauty a bloom for all climes

By Les Hodge
July 16 2021 - 6:00pm
VERSATILE: New hippeastrum varieties can thrive in climates ranging from the tropics to -15 degrees Celsius. Pictures: Shutterstock
VERSATILE: New hippeastrum varieties can thrive in climates ranging from the tropics to -15 degrees Celsius. Pictures: Shutterstock

Hippeastrums are admired for their exotic, large, trumpet-shaped flowers with wide recurving petals atop tall stems bearing blooms in white, pink, orange, salmon, dark red, yellow, green, and lilac, with some displaying contrasting colours at the throat and others striped or bi-coloured.

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