Sonatini Hippeastrum 'Green Shades'

Sonatini Hippeastrum 'Green Shades'

Gorgeous in green.

 
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Gorgeous, flushed green petals with a deeper green heart. This verdant bloomer is prolific and reliable. Each flower is up to 7cm across on 35cm stems. Up to four open on a stem.

These bulbs are so tough, they are comparable to the good old, dependable Nerines or Daffodils. Plant them once and they will be around for decades to come.

Once established, each Sonatini Hippeastrum bulb will produce two or three stems. Each stem will bloom with up to four or five flowers. Each flower is 6-12cm across.

Sonatini Hippeastrums were developed in South Africa to cope with all terrains, from snow on the ground to the heat of the tropics. They will grow and thrive in cool climates down to -15C, so even Southern states can leave the bulbs in the ground. In these areas they are semi evergreen, though they remain evergreen in warmer zones. Like all Hippeastrums they can be grown in pots and bought indoors when blooming for display.

Sonatini Hippeastrums are relatively new to Australia and they are taking it by storm. They are a little smaller than your average Hippeastrum, but they make up for it with their vigorous growth and an easy growing nature.

Plant in moderately fertile to humus rich, moist, well drained soil. Choose a sunny position and ideally keep the soil free of weeds. Water to establish, then only if rainfall is low in active growth. Very suitable for containers too.


Supplied as: Bulbs
Size: na

Code

AMHGS

Botantical name

Hippeastrum x hybridum

Height

20-30cm

Width

15cm

Flowers

Late spring to summer

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Bulbs

Size

na

Water needs

2