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Hippeastrum papilio/Butterfly Amaryllis

Hippeastrum papilio / Hippeastrum papilio
Top two petals on the side look like butterfly wings
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Top two petals on the side look like butterfly wings

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Scientific Name: Hippeastrum papilio
Common Name: Butterfly Amaryllis
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Multicolored
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This species native to Brazil and produces very large bulbs. Two of the petals on each side of the upper part of the flower are larger thanj the others and resemble wings of a butterfly a thus its name. It is essectially evergreen in that it is dormany for about a month in summer.