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Knight of Santiago - AMARYLLIS

sillydoll

Veteran Member
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2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
Gorgeous Santiago Lilly bulbs

Bulbous plant native to Mexico and Guatemala introduced to Europe in the sixteenth century with elegant red flowers reminiscent of the Cross of the Knights of Santiago.

The bulb is planted in April or after frost, and blooms in summer on a pole 30 to 40 cm. Place in a sunny spot in rich soil with good drainage. Dry soil in winter is necessary for flowering.

Order online or by mail:
Bulb'Argence, Mas d'Argence, FR-30300 Fourques.
Tel: +33 (0) 466 016 519 - Fax: +33 (0) 466 011 245
http://www.bulbargence.com
E-mail: contact@bulbargence.com
 

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Trudy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2006) Roncesvalles to Leon (2007) Leon to Compostela
In Australia the common name for these plants is the St james Lily. I have hundreds growing in my garden, they flower in spring and are such a cheerful vibrant red. It was only after my first walk along the Camino that I found out the name of these bulbs and was surprised, and thrilled, to find a connection to Santiago de Compostela.

Trudy
 

etoilepolaire

New Member
Well isn't that gorgeous? Any idea if those grow in the US? They would make a lovely addition to my garden this year I think. What a lovely shape.
 

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