A Flower You've Probably Never Heard of – The Feathery Cybister

Feathery Cybister

For those who are bored with large tacky flowers, the Cybister amaryllis is a great flower to try planting in the garden. They look very unusual, and add a touch of freshness and originality to any garden.

The inventor of this flower is an American, Fred Meyer who worked on creating new hybrids. This flower was developed about 40 years ago, so it isn’t anything new. In North America they haven’t gained a lot of popularity, and until now they have only been grown to be sold on the European cut-flower market. The reason they haven’t achieved much popularity is perhaps, that they aren’t as eye-catching as other flowers.

This flower grows to a height of about 60 centimeters. It can be very difficult to grow at times, so it may take a few tries to get it to bloom. This year it is too late to buy them because they are not the easiest to find; it is best if they are planted in the fall when they are readily available in stores. They grow best in pots made of clay, and it is a good idea to secure them to a stake.

It may take a bit of work to get this flower to grow, but once in bloom these flowers last for a long time and are a unique addition to any garden.

[Via: TheStar]

A Flower You've Probably Never Heard of – The Feathery Cybister was last modified: March 31st, 2008 by admin
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