Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Elvas') in the Amaryllis Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 18 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 6 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: pure white with raspberry markings
Flower Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Spring
Other: Can be forced inside for winter bloom
Underground structures: Bulb
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Pollinators: Hoverflies
Wasps
Bumblebees
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Prefers to be under-potted

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Posted by mcash70 (Near Kamloops, BC, Canada - Zone 3a) on Jan 22, 2015 5:20 PM

I added ‘Elvas’ to my Amaryllis collection this fall and it sure did not disappoint. It produced two tall, sturdy, 20-inch stems; each stem held 5 large buds, with each bud producing a beautiful double white bloom with raspberry-pink markings and a picotee edge. The blooms were very large at 8 to 9 inches. The blooms had no fragrance that I could detect, but the huge blooms themselves were absolutely stunning! I highly recommend this amaryllis.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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typo? by critterologist Feb 18, 2013 5:45 PM 6
Another disappointment....... by Paul2032 Mar 31, 2017 1:32 PM 10
Did I Get a Mislabeled Bulb? by Paul2032 Dec 14, 2016 1:49 PM 4
What do you have blooming.....Amaryllis? by Paul2032 May 19, 2017 7:50 PM 135
I've started planting my amaryllis bulbs......... by Paul2032 Oct 27, 2016 5:56 PM 3
What Amaryllis are you starting for the season 2016-2017? by crawgarden Feb 8, 2017 11:32 PM 40
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 Jul 14, 2012 8:22 PM 188
Blooms and Chat #1 by gone2seed Oct 22, 2015 4:20 PM 1,135

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