Add some sparkle to your summer with these big, bold blooms. Strong, red striping decorates each of the white petals.
Amaryllis is from the Ancient Greek, ‘Amarusso’ which means sparkle.
Hippeastrums are extroverts; their large, eye catching flowers open on tall, straight stems to oohs and aahs in summer. They are simple to care for last well in gardens and pots, or cut for indoor displays.
In pots, they can be moved to centre stage when in bloom, and hidden behind the shed in winter dormancy.
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 grown in a warm spot and protected from frosts. In too much shade they won’t produce flowers, so aim for a sunny spot.
Supplied as: Bulbs
Hippeastrum x hybridum
Late spring to summer
Cool to Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade