Amaryllis – Christmas

Amaryllis, Christmas, Hippeastrum x ?

 

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)

Genus: Hippeastrum (hip-ee-ASS-trum) (Info)

Species: x ?

 

Category:

Bulbs

 

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

 

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

 

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

 

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

 

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

 

Bloom Color:

Red

Red-stripe

 

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

 

Foliage:

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

 

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

 

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

 

Patent Information:

Non-patented

 

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

 

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

 

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