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Amaryllis Vittata Superb Amaryllis

Amaryllis Vittata Superb AmaryllisLinnaeus, the Son, took much pains in new modelling the generic and specific characters of this genus, when in England a few years since, saw this species, described and named it Vittata.

Of what country the Amaryllis Vittata is a native is not known with certainty, most probably of the Cape, was first introduced into England by Mr. Malcolm.

The Amaryllis Vittata usually flowers in April or May, but may be forwarded by artificial heat. It rarely puts forth offsets from the root, but readily produces seeds, by which it is propagated without difficulty.

When it blossoms in perfection it truly deserves the name of superb, which Mr. Aiton has given it, the stem rising to the height of three feet or more, and producing from 2 to 5 flowers.