|Scientific Name||Hippeastrum spp.|
|Principal Common Name||Amaryllis|
|Common Name(s)||Amaryllis, Dutch Amaryllis,South African Amaryllis|
|Description||Amaryllis typically holds 2 to 7 huge, 6 in lily-shaped blossoms on massive 18-20 in stems. The dark green straplike basal leaves (arise from the ground in a rosette) are 16-20 in long give the plant interest even when not in bloom. There are more than 50 species of Hippeastrum that bloom white, pink, red or orange, sometimes striped or frilled and these have been hybridized into a host of shapes, colors and sizes.|
|General Comments||Often grown or forced into bloom in a pot. Sold has a holiday plant.|
|Height Range||1 - 2 FT|
|Spread Range||0 - 1 FT|
|Sunset Zones||13 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24|
|Leaf Color||Dark Green|
|Leaf Texture||Coarse : Strap-like|
|Flower Color||Orange : Pink : Red : Salmon : White|
|Ease of Growing||Average|
|Light Preferences||Partial Shade : Light Shade|
|Outstanding Features||Color : Container Plant : Flower|
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