Hippeastrum coronata unidentified
Unidentified Hippeastrum or related species. Neither Amaryllis nor Hippeastrum coronata are listed by Herbert or Baker. Probably a nursery variety of the day that has now disappeared.
Horticultural & Botanical History
History at Camden Park
Desideratum to Loddiges’ Nursery on 6th January 1845 [MP A2933-2, p.28]. Amaryllis coronata is listed in both the 1830 and 1836 Loddiges’ Nursery catalogues, copies of which are held at Camden Park [CPA], and this is presumably where Macarthur obtained his information. I have found no further record of this plant and it may not have been grown in the gardens.
Published May 15, 2009 - 02:17 PM | Last updated Sep 29, 2011 - 01:36 PM