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Hippeastrum species /Amaryllis

Hippeastrum species  / Hippeastrum species
Close-up of an amaryllis
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Close-up of an amaryllis

Several bulbs placed in a pot for this amount of bloom

Flowers and flower buds

A double flowering selection

Likely a special species of amaryllis

Double flowers

Popular white cultivar

Double flowers

Forced flowers growing in pots can be relocated outdoors for blooming in later years in warm climates

Red and white bicolor with strap-shaped foliage

Frog on bloom

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Scientific Name: Hippeastrum species
Common Name: Amaryllis
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Come in a wide variety of flower sizes, colors, and shapes. Most flower in early spring. They are foliage hardy only in zones 9,10, and 11. However they are hardy into zone 7 when planted in the ground and mulched heavily during winter.