General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Underground structures: Bulb
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Parentage: Hippeastrum reginae X Hippeastrum vittatum.

Common names
  • St. Joseph's Lily
  • Hardy Amaryllis
  • Amaryllis
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Hippeastrum x johnsonii
  • Synonym: Hippeastrum johnsonii

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  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 18, 2012 4:02 PM concerning plant:
    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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Purchased from Amaryllis Man at Dellwood Gardens.
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hardy amaryllis by maryann Jun 2, 2012 7:29 PM 3

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