St. Joseph's Lily (Hippeastrum x johnsonii) in the Amaryllis Database

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Botanical names:
Hippeastrum x johnsonii Accepted
Hippeastrum johnsonii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Bulb


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Date: 2009-08-15
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Location: my garden Date: 2013-03-19
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Location: Waynesboro MSDate: 2005-05-01
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Location: Waynesboro MSDate: 2005-04-18An oldie Saint Joseph Lily
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2009-08-13
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2009-08-13
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Photo Courtesy of E and B Farm Used with Permission
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2009-08-18
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Location: Canoga Park, CaliforniaDate: 2011-04-24
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 18, 2012 4:02 PM

This bulb is able to withstand cold temperatures and poor soils. This is an April/May-blooming red and white striped garden amaryllis found in many heirloom gardens.

Johnson's amaryllis is another name for this bulb, in honor of the hybridizer and English watchmaker, Mr. Johnson. Sometimes also known as St Joseph's Lily, it has a slight spicy fragrance.

Many say this is the best hybrid on the market. Even in such large clumps, the bloom capacity is not hindered. The striking red trumpet-shaped blooms with their white stripes are quite showy and dramatic.

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Plant Log from BlondieRides - Southern California (Zone 11b)
From March 10, 2015 to April 30, 2015 Bloomed
Wonderful blooms this spring.
On March 1, 2002 Obtained plant
Plant Log from piksihk - Texas (Zone 9a)
On April 3, 2016 Bloomed
On September 26, 2015 Transplanted
HW with agapanthus
On September 19, 2015 Potted up
5 bulbs dug from west side bed
On May 4, 2015 Bloomed
west bed
On April 16, 2015 Bloomed
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On April 1, 2015 Bloomed
west side bed
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