Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Minerva') in the Amaryllis Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Reddish Orange and White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: Bulb Offsets


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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 22, 2011 6:41 PM

I planted 'Minerva' bulbs in a container with other plants and quickly forgot about them. Then one day I noticed these lovely buds showing, soon to be followed by the beautiful blooms. It is a long-blooming Amaryllis. I experienced blooms on this one off and on all summer.

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 12, 2018 5:18 PM

My clump finished blooming about May 15, 2018 here in zone 9 and went to seed. I noticed today the pods have split, so I caught the black seeds and put them in a packet for the next seed swap.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On April 16, 2018 Bloomed
piksihk On March 23, 2017 Bloomed
HW first blooms
piksihk On February 16, 2017 Bloomed
WG side front - spike - 3/7/17 bloom is not Minerva - all red - maybe Red Lion
piksihk On December 28, 2015 Obtained plant
piksihk On June 1, 2014 Obtained plant
planted front/mstr window/back
skylark On April 15, 2019 Plant emerged
started 3 bulbs in sphag on heat.
skylark On May 15, 2018 Plant emerged
rehydrated and planted 3 more bulbs. first 2 batches finished blooming
skylark On April 15, 2018 Plant emerged
rehydrated and planted 3 more bulbs
skylark On March 15, 2018 Plant emerged
rehydrated 3 bulbs - all have some roots.
put in LF sphag on heat mat
skylark On March 15, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
cut the basal plate by 3/4" on 1 old bulb that was not rooting
skylark On November 15, 2017 Winterized
bare-rooted all bulbs and put away for winter cool storage
skylark On November 10, 2017 Entered Dormancy
put all pots into brown bags outside to force decline
skylark On September 5, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
stopped watering
skylark On May 16, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
put pots outside after blooming
skylark On May 3, 2017 Bloomed
have 3 quads on 3 bulbs
skylark On April 20, 2017 Transplanted
cleaned up, rehydrated and repoted 3 pots
skylark On April 15, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
put outside 2 pots
skylark On April 7, 2017 Bloomed
have 1st bloom
skylark On March 10, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
potted 3 pots (1 with 3 baby bulbs - offsets)
skylark On November 25, 2016 Entered Dormancy
put away pots with bulbs in old soil for winter dry storage
skylark From September 12, 2016 to March 14, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
last watering, fed with bloom booster
skylark On May 15, 2016 Bloomed
bloomed very late and only one quad, the rest just growing.
skylark On March 15, 2016 Potted up
starting 2 bulbs at a time ev 2-3 wks
skylark On September 1, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
stopped watering
skylark On May 1, 2015 Bloomed
most bloomed with 2 stalks 4-5 flowers each. best ever.
skylark On March 6, 2015 Potted up
1 is showing 6" scape; the 2nd has 2" and 3" scapes.
skylark On February 22, 2015 Plant emerged
hydrating 2 bulbs - see tips of buds and leaves
skylark On November 13, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
brought in to dry; totally dry. 1-2 leaves still remain in each
skylark On September 15, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
stopped watering to force into dormancy
vbprog On January 7, 2015 Bloomed
Missed the holidays. Start a couple weeks sooner next year. But the fun is about to begin!
vbprog On November 1, 2014 Potted up
Ready for thanksgiving or Christmas
dragonfetti On February 17, 2015 Winterized
Blooms are done and there may be seed pods.
dragonfetti On December 13, 2014 Plant emerged
Opened box and bulb has already sprouted although sproutings are white.
dragonfetti On December 1, 2014 Obtained plant
Received as gift; purchased at WM.
Catmint20906 On December 12, 2015 Bloomed
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Amaryllis ID by TexasPlumeria87 Jun 20, 2019 5:03 AM 12
Amaryllis Bulb with bulblet by tx_flower_child Dec 18, 2018 8:54 AM 2
new amaryllis striped by cuzzx Jan 9, 2019 1:49 PM 16
What's in bloom for the 2017-8 season by bsharf Apr 15, 2018 12:54 PM 57
Good Basic Amaryllis info by crawgarden Feb 19, 2018 8:30 AM 14
What do you have blooming.....Amaryllis? by Paul2032 Aug 14, 2017 11:44 AM 178
Blooms and Chat #3 by bsharf Jul 11, 2019 3:27 AM 368
Spring 2016 by piksihk Oct 23, 2016 9:57 PM 26
Starting amaryllis from seed by gargoyl52 May 20, 2016 12:24 AM 6
minerva amaryllis by piksihk Jul 7, 2017 4:50 PM 9
First time collecting seeds by greene Aug 5, 2016 10:48 PM 51
What is growing out of my amaryllis?! by alancaster26 Mar 21, 2015 11:54 AM 7
What's in bloom today by mcash70 Oct 24, 2015 4:00 AM 207
Anyone start new Amaryllis bulb this time? by fiat Sep 27, 2016 1:51 PM 369
What's in bloom today by bsharf Dec 11, 2014 2:25 PM 184
'Minerva'?? by plantladylin Apr 27, 2013 2:52 PM 9
My amaryllis plants by TexasPlumeria87 Jan 4, 2013 10:15 AM 17
What's in bloom today 2012 by bsharf Mar 21, 2013 2:40 PM 81
Minerva and Red Lion Compatibility by sgardener Feb 15, 2012 10:15 AM 7
Blooms and Chat #2 by gone2seed Feb 11, 2012 11:42 AM 11

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