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Monday, August 9, 2010

Fairy Lily – Flowers


Indigenous to the Western Hemisphere, Fairy lily are petite members of the amaryllis family. They are clump-forming perennials which are small at first, but over several seasons will increase nicely.
Fairy lily is easy little bulbs to cultivate, standing about 9 inches tall. It is also a popular house plant. It bears linear, hollow, strap-shaped or grass-like leaves. The solitary flowers consisting of 6 pointed petals, borne on a short scape are delicate and flourish throughout the rainy season, especially after heavy showers. A good garden soil is suitable and a sunny or semi-shady environment.
It is useful as a border plant in front of the shrubberies and can decorate windows when in shallow pots or bowls.

On the 30th of July 2010, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) issues the stampset: “Fairy Lily” consisting of 02 values with their denominations of 3,500d and 10,500d.

The stampset shows two petite members of Fairy Lily in Vietnam:

- Value 2-1: denomination of 3,500d – Pink Fairy Lily Zephyranthes carinata Herb

- Value 2-2: denomination of 10,500d – Yellow Fairy Lily Zephyranthes ajax Hort

Date of issue: July 30, 2010
Stamp size: 26 x 33 (mm)
Perforation: 13
Sheet composition: 45 (9×5)
FDC: 01 cover
FDC size: 180 x 110 (mm)
Designer: Mr. Nguyen Du
Printing process: Offset
Colour: Multicoloured
Paper: Gummed
Printer: Postal Stamps Printing Company (in Ho Chi Minh City)