|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
Partial or Dappled Shade
|Plant Height:||18 inches to 24 inches|
|Flower Color:||Bi-Color: White and red|
Other: Double white, washed with red
Other: Can be forced for winter bloom indoors.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Bulbs|
|Containers:||Suitable in 1 gallon|
Needs excellent drainage in pots
We made it! Winter is over and it's springtime! Let's celebrate with a special week dedicated to these beautiful bulbs that brighten our gardens every spring, and we open that week with a look at the most popular of these plants.
|Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on Jan 20, 2015 6:37 PM|
I've been growing amaryllises since we moved to Frederick, and of the dozens of varieties I've had, 'Blossom Peacock' is still my hands-down favorite. The color and shape of the bloom are just exquisite. I think my neighbor pinned it down for me when she commented, "It's like a beautiful water lily!" It has all the "extras" -- double petal count, picotee edges, white "star" formed by central stripes on the pink-streaked petals. Some even say it's fragrant, although any fragrance seems very faint to me. Relatively small bulbs will put up multiple bloom stalks. Like most doubles, it doesn't set seed readily, and it's been at best a modest increaser for me.
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