The First Hippeastrum

The presence of Hippeastrums in gardens across Australia is quite common, not a rare thing at all, and here in Queensland they normally flower from late September through to early October.

The bulbs can produce up to four flowers per stalk and they are exceptionally big, rather beautiful, and incredibly voluptuous, trumpet-shaped blooms.

Being mid August, I’m guessing this flower might be somewhat of a rare thing.

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Two tremendous trumpets

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Pollen waiting for a bee

Perhaps this bulb has flowered early due to our increasingly bizarre weather.

Whatever the reason might be, this is a lovely benefit to looking after someone else’s garden – appreciating their flowers – and right now there are lots of flowers getting ready to pop.  I’m sure I’ll be posting more photos soon.


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