Double Symphony Hippeastrum ‘Inferno’ is red hot. With fully double flowers stretching up to 19cm across on 22cm stems it is lovely and compact as well as durable and big impact. Mature bulbs bear up to eight flowers with an average of two stems per season.
Double Hippeastrums are the triumphant result of years of intensive hybridising. With all the hard work done in the breeding, these bulbs are quite effortless to grow and they offer the flourish of two or three times the petals of the single varieties.
Double Hippeastrums are extroverts; their large, eye catching flowers open on strong, straight stems to oohs and aahs in summer. Not all the flowers open at the same time, so the succession of colour lasts the distance.
They last well in the garden, pots or cut for indoor displays (where they can easily last a few weeks).
In pots, they can be moved to centre stage when in bloom, and hidden behind the shed in winter dormancy.
Double Hippeastrums grow best in humus rich, moist, well drained soils. 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 nice sunny spot.
Supplied as: Bulbs
Hippeastrum x hybridum
Late spring to summer
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade