The Main Plant entry for Amaryllis

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Bulb

Common names
  • Amaryllis
  • Knight's Star Lily
Matching plants under this entry
  • Hippeastrum
  • Amaryllis

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Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-04-19
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Location: Louny
Date: 2020 01
my home
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-07-26
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8b
Date: 2012-06-02
Location: KALAMA WA
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-07-26
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-07-26
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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 21, 2013 10:36 PM concerning plant:
    "Hippeastrum is a genus of about 90 species and 600+ hybrids and cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Amaryllidoideae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas from Argentina north to Mexico and the Caribbean. Some species are grown for their large showy flowers. For many years there was confusion amongst botanists over the generic names Amaryllis and Hippeastrum, one result of which is that the common name "amaryllis" is mainly used for cultivars of this genus, which are widely used as indoor flowering bulbs. The generic name Amaryllis applies to bulbs from South Africa, usually grown outdoors.

    Cultivars of Hippeastrum are popular bulbous flowers for indoor growing. The bulb is tender and should not be exposed to frost, but is otherwise easy to grow, with large rewards for small efforts, especially those that bloom inside during the winter months. The very large, decorative flowers can also be grown outside in temperate areas. Bulbs are generally offered in the fall for early winter bloom. Bare-root new bulbs should be planted in a well-drained, organic mix (sterilized potting soil plus coir fiber), with one third of the bulb visible above the surface of the soil. Bulbs require light watering until leaves and buds emerge, then should be situated in a well-lit and cool place and watered as needed to maintain moderate soil moisture, as overwatering will cause bulb and root rot. When flowers have faded, one should allow foliage to mature; summering outdoors in bright shade and fertilizing lightly as the season progresses will help develop buds for the following fall. When foliage starts to yellow, one should start withholding water, and bulbs should be placed in cool dark place for six weeks or until buds start to show. Bulbs should be brought back into light, inspected for pests or rot, and repotted in fresh soil."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at:

  • Posted by maryann on Dec 22, 2012 1:03 PM concerning plant:
    I just purchased a "hardy" Amaryllis that grows in the Pacific Northwest outdoors. I hope it does well.
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On March 21, 2020 Bloomed
Double red,
piksihk On March 1, 2020 Bloomed
Red amaryllis (Pam) blooming
Amaryllis bed and ones near red lycoris
piksihk On January 3, 2020 Transplanted
HW west back bed to amaryllis bed/ two large and two small bulbs
piksihk On March 9, 2019 Bloomed
Red (pam's) east bed -HW
piksihk On March 28, 2018 Bloomed
white with red stripes
red/drk pink with white stripes
double red
orangy red (like striatum) with white throat with dark red in throat

piksihk On March 12, 2018 Bloomed
Pam's HW
piksihk On March 7, 2017 Bloomed
Solid red (was traded as Minerva) shorter scape two bulbs west front side WG
piksihk On April 4, 2016 Bloomed
double red - HW
piksihk On April 3, 2016 Bloomed
white with red stripes; HW; really like this one
piksihk On March 12, 2016 Bloomed
velvety red maybe Pam's in front with Striatum
piksihk On March 3, 2016 Bloomed
Pam's red; these are velvety red pointed blooms;

these are blooming at HW; 2017
piksihk On August 1, 2015 Bloomed
square planter - looks like striatum - orange striped with yellow/green throat
piksihk On June 21, 2014 Transplanted
front bed/master (from square pot)
Seedfork On March 15, 2016 Bloomed
Very early Amaryllis bloom.
Seedfork On April 2, 2015 Bloomed
Solid Red:
Nice big solid red blooms on short stem.
Seedfork On March 25, 2015 Bloomed
Red and White Amaryllis
First blooms of the year, this plant is in some shade in the perennial bed inside the fence in the first section
Seedfork On March 1, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
03-20-15 Bloom stalks in the Japanese Magnolia bed starting to show, they are generally later than the others.
dragonfetti From January 2, 2015 to January 11, 2015 Bloomed
Four large pink and white trumpets.
dragonfetti On November 21, 2014 Obtained plant
Mother's plant, received in 2004.Beautiful pink and white trumpets.
dragonfetti On May 5, 2012 Bloomed
Bloomed four huge trumpets on one stock and two on another. It had never bloomed for me before.
MrsBinWY On December 29, 2017 Seeds germinated
2, observed 1 more on 12-30-17
MrsBinWY On December 16, 2017 Seeds sown
Floated seeds from Lalampchop1
MrsBinWY On June 20, 2017 Seeds germinated
MrsBinWY On June 10, 2017 Seeds sown
Floated 1 fat seed that developed in a pod I snapped off right after bloom faded.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Identity?? by bearsearch Nov 16, 2012 3:22 AM 5
Hippeastrum by valleylynn Dec 16, 2012 8:54 PM 5
id? by robertduval14 Jan 9, 2016 9:24 PM 0
id? by robertduval14 Jan 9, 2016 9:26 PM 0
Untitled by kbrown82 Apr 2, 2016 6:30 AM 0
Amaryllis or Crinum? by scvirginia May 26, 2021 10:40 PM 7

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