Hardy Amaryllis

Hippeastrum x johnsonii

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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 Spring Bulbs
Evergreen or Deciduous Deciduous
USDA Zones 7,8,9,10
Zone Detail Hardy to 0°F
Key Features Returns year after year
Use Border, container, accent
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Bloom Season Spring
Dimension 6" H x 12" W
Growth Rate Moderate to fast


Water Regular water
Soil Type Any, not standing water
Fertilizer Early spring
Pruning Remove spent foliage

Planting Instructions

plant in full sun to part shade
soil should be 2-3” over the bulb
plant in well-drained soil
natural rainfall is best; likes to dry out in summertime
regular water
mulch in hard frost areas