Hippeastrum 'Minerva'/Minerva Amaryllis

Hippeastrum 'Minerva' / Hippeastrum 'Minerva'
A naturalized clump of this spring flowering amaryllis
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A naturalized clump of this spring flowering amaryllis

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Red stripped flowers

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Scientific Name: Hippeastrum 'Minerva'
Common Name: Minerva Amaryllis
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is an especially good cultivar for the garden because it multiplies well and will produce a colony of flowering bulbs in a short time. It is easy to grow in the ground and in containers. When forced bulbs bloom indoors they can be planted outdoors provided the soil does not freeze. Mulch help bring bulbs through mild freezes. Plant amaryllis bulbs shallow with about one-fourth of the top of the bulb above ground.