Hippeastrum hybrid /Hybrid Amaryllis

Hippeastrum hybrid  / Hippeastrum hybrid
Potted amaryllis that includes several bulbs in the same pot
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Potted amaryllis that includes several bulbs in the same pot

Another angle showing the strong accent that one color can add to a patio setting

A ground bed of hybrid amaryllis in flower in early spring

A clump of a hybrid amayllis in full bloom in March

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Scientific Name: Hippeastrum hybrid
Common Name: Hybrid Amaryllis
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Various
Fruit present: Spring
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: There are numerous varieties of amaryllis coming in a multitude of colors from white to deep red and bicolors. They also come with single, semi-double and double flowers. Flower sizes vary for relative small to very large. A bulb may produce more that one scape and each scape generally contains four flowers. Caterpillars find the foliage to be good food for their development into moths or butterflies.