Butterfly Amaryllis (Hippeastrum papilio) in the Amaryllis Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 18 to 24 inches (45-60 cm)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Multi-Color: Greenish white, dark maroon stripes
Flower Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Late winter and early spring
Spring
Inflorescence Type: Single
Underground structures: Bulb
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Bulbs
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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Location: North Carolina, USA. USDA zone 7b.Date: January 27, 2008
By raydio
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Location: North Carolina, USA. USDA zone 7b.Date: October 10, 2007Motherbulb with secondary and tertiary offsets in a 10\" pot.
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Location: My homeDate: 2012-12-15
By mcash70
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Location: My homeDate: 2012-12-15
By mcash70
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Location: Kitchen windowDate: 2011-0113So cheery on a snowy day.
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Location: Kitchen windowDate: 2011-0115Multiple blooms.
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Location: 43016Date: 2015-12-29
By cwhitt
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Location: My gardenDate: SpringThe original plant was given to me as a gift from another Master
By Kevalsha
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Location: North Carolina, USA. USDA zone 7b.Date: February 18, 2009A well-grown mature bulb can produce three flowers.
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Location: My homeDate: 2012-12-10
By mcash70
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Location: My homeDate: 2012-12-10
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2013-06-193 year old seedlings
By bonitin
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Location: Kitchen windowDate: 2011-0115Tall!
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Location: Kitchen windowDate: 2011-0115Profile
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Location: Kitchen windowDate: 2011-0116
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Location: Kitchen windowDate: 2011-0121
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Location: Indoor unheated porch.Date: 2013-0428Does not need full sun to bloom, only to get it in bud.
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Photo courtesy of:  Magpie Ilya
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Photo Courtesy of Cape seed and Bulb.
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Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6bDate: 2017-02-02
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Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6bDate: 2/1/17
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Location: Kitchen windowDate: 2011-0113Not huge but still lovely.
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Location: Guest room window. Northwest exposure.Date: 2014-03-05
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Location: Guest room window. Northwest exposure.Date: 2014-03-05
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Location: Guest room window. Northwest exposure.Date: 2014-03-05
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Location: Guest room window. Northwest exposure.Date: 2014-0123
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Comments:
Posted by DogsNDaylilies (SE Michigan - Zone 6a) on Feb 1, 2016 6:22 PM

Papilio is a FAST bloomer...I received mine as an unpotted bulb and I potted it the last week of December. By the last week of January, it was blooming!

Edited to add: Careful where you place this, it can produce a decent amount of very sticky nectar.

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