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Hippeastrum spp.


Amaryllis, Dutch Amaryllis,south African Amaryllis
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Scientific Name Hippeastrum spp.
Principal Common Name Amaryllis
Common Name(s) Amaryllis, Dutch Amaryllis,South African Amaryllis
Synonym 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.
Nativity South Africa
Height Range 1 - 2 FT
Spread Range 0 - 1 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 13 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Coarse : Strap-like
Form Bulb
Flower Color Orange : Pink : Red : Salmon : White
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Partial Shade : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Color : Container Plant : Flower

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