Double Hippeastrum Jewel

Summer jewels.

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Shining, white, double petals over lance like foliage. These beauties are perfect for a sunny spot in gardens or pots.

Double Hippeastrums are the triumphant result of years of intensive hybridising, offering twice the petals of the single varieties. With all the hard work done in the breeding, these bulbs are quite effortless to grow.

Double Hippeastrum are extroverts; their large, eye catching flowers open on tall, straight stems for oohs and aahs in summer. They last well in the garden and also cut for indoor displays.

Double Hippeastrums are versatile and grow well in garden soils and in pots. In pots, they can be moved to centre stage when in bloom, and hidden behind the shed in winter dormancy (cool climates only, in warmer zones they likely remain evergreen so you can enjoy their foliage year round).

Double Hippeastrums grow best in humus rich, moist, well drained soils. Though well drained is the most important factor. Hippeastrum grow Australia wide, they are semi evergreen and will go dormant in cool climates, where they should be protected from frosts.

Code

HIDJW

Botantical name

Hippeastrum x hybridum

Height

30-50cm

Width

20-25cm

Flowers

Summer

Climate

Cool to Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Bulbs

Water needs

2