Hippeastrum pulverelento-vittatum

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘The broad-leaved species of Hippeastrum hybridise with great facility and the original hybrid can be easily inter-crossed.  Since the year 1799, when H. reginae was first crossed with H. vittatum by a watchmaker in Prescot, Lancashire, Johnson, after whom the hybrid was named, a very large number have been produced.  About 100, with Latin names, are enumerated, and the parentage given, in Sweet’s British Flower Garden in 1830.’  [Baker Am.].


History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1845, 1850 amd 1857 catalogues [B.217/1845].  It is probable that this plant, Hippeastrum splendido-vittatum and Hippeastrum splendido-pulverelentum are hybrids raised by John Bidwill or possibly William Macarthur, although I have found nothing in the notebooks to verify this.  All parent plants were introduced to the gardens before 1845.  No descriptions have been found.


Published May 10, 2009 - 02:58 PM | Last updated Oct 23, 2011 - 04:16 PM

More details about Hippeastrum pulverelento-vittatum
Family Amaryllidaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, probably Camden Park.

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Hippeastrum pulverelento-vittatum 


Confidence level high