Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Hercules') in the Amaryllis Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Dark carmine-pink
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on Jun 20, 2018 1:00 AM

Despite its girly shade of deep pink, Hercules is well named for its trunk-like stalks and enormous blooms, sturdy and substantial. With regular watering and a little fertilizer (a scattering of osmocote does the trick for me), the bulb will increase nicely in size over the summer. A must have for any amaryllis collection!

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