Hardy Amaryllis

Hardy Amaryllis

Hippeastrum x johnsonii

The April/May blooming red and white striped garden amaryllis found in many heirloom gardens is believed to be the first, and some say the best, hybrid amaryllis ever offered. If you lean in close enough, you will catch a slight spicy fragrance that is simply the icing on the cake.

Bloom/Feature

Red and white striped flowers mid-April to May

Plant Type

Bulbs

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

USDA Zones

7, 8, 9, 10

Zone Detail

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Key Features

Returns Year After Year

Flowering Season

Spring

Use

Accent, Border, Container

Exposure

Full Sun to Part Shade

Water

Medium

Soil Type

Tolerates a wide range

Fertilizer

Yearly in early spring

Dimensions

6" H x 12" W

Pruning

Remove dead leaves during growing season

Planting Instructions

  • plant in Full Sun to Part Shade
  • dig hole 2X the height of the bulb
  • soil should be 2-3" over the bulb
  • water after planting
  • natural rainfall is best; likes to dry out in Summertime
  • mulch in hard frost areas