studio flowers: amaryllis ‘Saffron’ (and almost-open ‘Exotic Star’)

studio flowers: amaryllis ‘Saffron’ (and almost-open ‘Exotic Star’)

Tiny little amaryllis ‘Saffron’ is in bloom today in my studio! It’s a miniature Sonatini-type, and its spidery petals look like it’s a cybister-type to me too. Such a delicate, pretty pale green/yellow flower! Here it is with ‘Evergreen’ and ‘Exotic Star’ (just starting to open) so you can see how petite it is. (Much taller ‘La Paz’ is still going strong too, with another spike about to open! I just didn’t have room on my desk for them all!)

Potted amaryllis (Hippeastrum) 'Evergreen' (cybister type, in bloom), 'Saffron' (miniature sonatini, in bloom), and 'Exotic Star' (perhaps a papilio hybrid, buds beginning to open) on a white desk in Wraptillion's studio.

And here they are with my 10-inch laptop, for scale. (Such a nice view while I’m editing images today!)

Potted amaryllis (Hippeastrum) 'Evergreen' (cybister type, in bloom), 'Saffron' (miniature sonatini, in bloom), and 'Exotic Star' (perhaps a papilio hybrid, buds beginning to open) on a white desk in Wraptillion's studio, next to a MacBook Air to show scale. .
Amaryllis 'Exotic Star' (hippeastrum), two buds opening to show the striped red and pale green flowers, two buds still closed.

Amaryllis ‘Exotic Star’ looks like a Hippeastrum papilio hybrid to me, with its dark red stripes and pale greenish flower. My papilios aren’t ready yet, but I’m enjoying the way ‘Exotic Star’ is dramatically unfurling.

Amaryllis 'Exotic Star' (hippeastrum), two buds opening to show the striped red and pale green flowers, two buds still closed.

It looks so different from different angles!

Amaryllis 'Saffron' (a miniature sonatini type hippeastrum) blooming with three pale greenish yellow spidery flowers open.

Still in love with ‘Saffron’!

Potted amaryllis (Hippeastrum) 'Evergreen' (cybister type, in bloom), 'Saffron' (miniature sonatini, in bloom), and 'Exotic Star' (perhaps a papilio hybrid, buds beginning to open) on a white desk in Wraptillion's studio.

One last group shot, then back to work!

Want to see more sneak peeks into my studio and what’s growing and/or blooming here? See the studio flowers tag, or just the amaryllis. Or, click on modern holiday if that’s what you’re after!

Closeup of the side view of an opening flower and two more buds on light green and red striped amaryllis (hippeastrum) 'Dragonfly' (from the Sonatini collection).
Closeup of amaryllis 'La Paz' in bloom in Wraptillion's studio, with four spiky flowers in shades of red, orange, and yellow, with another bud showing.
Closeup of amaryllis (Hippeastrum) 'Evergreen' in Wraptillion's studio.