Hippeastrum Ambiance

Set for summer.

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Bright white petals with flashes of red and a dark green throat. Each flower is 15cm across.

Hippeastrums are extroverts; their large, eye catching flowers open on tall, straight stems and yell look at me! There are multiple flowers on each stem, or scape, and established bulbs bear more and more.

Hippeastrums are versatile and grow well in garden soils and in pots. In fact they are so easy to grow they usually flower better with a bit of neglect!

In pots, they can be moved to centre stage when in bloom and can even be bought indoors.

Hippeastrums grow best in humus rich, moist, well drained soils. Though well drained is the most important factor. Plant the bulb so the neck and shoulders are just above the soil surface. Hippeastrum grow Australia wide, in cool climates they will go dormant in winter. In cool climates they should be protected from frosts.

Generally red varieties flower first and white last, with the rest of the spectrum in between.

Code

HISAC

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