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
Bloom 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 critterologistFeb 18, 2013 5:45 PM6
Another disappointment....... by Paul2032Mar 31, 2017 1:32 PM10
Did I Get a Mislabeled Bulb? by Paul2032Dec 14, 2016 1:49 PM4
What do you have blooming.....Amaryllis? by Paul2032Aug 14, 2017 11:44 AM178
I've started planting my amaryllis bulbs......... by Paul2032Oct 27, 2016 5:56 PM3
What Amaryllis are you starting for the season 2016-2017? by crawgardenFeb 8, 2017 11:32 PM40
What's in bloom today by mcash70Oct 24, 2015 4:00 AM207
Anyone start new Amaryllis bulb this time? by fiatSep 27, 2016 1:51 PM369
What's in bloom today by bsharfJul 14, 2012 8:22 PM188
Blooms and Chat #1 by gone2seedOct 22, 2015 4:20 PM1,135

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