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. Blooms 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 Heat tolerance, drought tolerance, water-wise, reblooming
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 Normal irrigation
Soil Type Any / not standing water
Fertilizer Early spring
Pruning Remove spent foliage

Planting Instructions

Plant in full sun to partial shade
Plant with top neck of bulb just above the soil line
Water after planting                            
Mulch in hard frost areas