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Naked Ladies

Botanical name: Amaryllis belladonna.
Family: Amaryllidaceae.
Plant type: Bulb.
Size (HxW): 75cm x 20cm.
Depth and spacing: Plant with the neck of the bulb above the soil surface and about 15-20cm apart.
Watering: Keep the bulbs well watered whilst actively growing and dry whilst dormant.
Frost tolerance: Easily tolerates the frosts of the Dandenong Ranges but prefers protection from heavy frosts.
Flowering time: Summer to autumn.
Soil: A well-drained soil best suits these plants.
Climate: Cool to Sub-Tropical.
Aspect: Full sun.
Fertilizer: Apply a well-balanced fertilizer prior to planting and each winter.
After flowering care: Remove spent flower heads.
Comments: These showy bulbs are exceptionally self-sufficient once established and so they are wonderful in neglected parts of the garden. They earn their name ‘Naked Ladies’ as the flowers bloom before the foliage has appeared to ‘clothe’ them.

Last Reviewed: 10/27/2004 2:47:49 PM
Keywords: Naked Ladies, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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