PlantsAmaryllisHippeastrum 'Opal Star'

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Also sold as:
Cherry Crush

General Plant Information (Edit)
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)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 18 to 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Deep pinkish-red with greenish-white stripes down each petal, giving the appearance of a star shape.
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP22,805

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Ruby Star or Opal Star? by zuzu Apr 16, 2020 8:15 PM 3
Sumatra by Amazindirt Sep 16, 2020 9:31 AM 4
Blooms and Chat #4 by bsharf Aug 13, 2020 11:38 PM 297
came alive today by cuzzx Jan 9, 2019 4:00 PM 6
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
What's in Bloom today. Winter 2015-6 by bsharf Feb 15, 2016 5:29 PM 124
What's in bloom today by bsharf Dec 11, 2014 2:25 PM 184

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