The Main Plant entry for Amaryllis

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

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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2016-03-30
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Date: 2012-12-14
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Location: Tucson, ArizonaDate: April 2014Bulbs were a Christmas gift over many years
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: April 23, 2014
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-11-30
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-03-17Forced over winter.
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2017-04-11
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Date: 2004-01-10OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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Location: Mercer Date: 2018-10-06
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2016-03-11 A Bouquet Unto Itself
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2016-03-17
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2014-04-24April 24, 2014
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Location: my garden; square bed; from PamDate: 2014-04-23; square bed
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 3-4-12
By jmorth
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Date: 2015-02-27 A Bouquet of Amaryllis'
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Location: Laguna de Aculeo, ChileDate: Nov. 9, 2015Look what's blooming in my garden today!
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Location: Savannah, Georgia, USADate: 2013-03-27It has been suggested that my plant is an Amaryllis (Hippeastrum
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Date: 2017-02-22
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2017-04-18
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Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, UtahDate: 2011-11-11Very tempting
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Location: Ethiopia, Bale Mountains National Park.
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2016-02-27 The emergence of the Amaryllis bloom.
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2016-03-09 24 hours before the full bloom of a 4 budded solid pink Amaryllis
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2016-03-01
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2016-04-12
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Date: 2017-03-20
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-12-06
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Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6bDate: 2019-01-22Bud just starting to emerge from the bulb
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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2008-04-06A no name bulb bought from a supermarket.  I gave it as a gift, t
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Date: 2012-01-10
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Date: 2015-02-27
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Location: Tucson, ArizonaDate: April 2014Evening shot of Amaryllis
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Location: Indoors - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2013-05-18Amaryllis roots as seen when grown in soil-less media
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2014-04-12
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2014-04-17
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-07-26
By Joy
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Location: zone 6aDate: 2016-05-17Amaryllis sprouts at 3 weeks
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Date: 2016-02-14
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Date: 2017-03-14
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Date: 2017-03-14Front and Back View
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2017-04-18
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Location: my garden HW near lycoris - Pam’s Date: 2018-03-15
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Date: 2018-04-12Beautiful Strappy Amaryllis Leaves
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Date: 2018-02-20
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Date: 2018-02-24
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8bDate: 2012-06-02
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Date: 2012-01-10
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-03-04
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Date: 2013-03-15
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Location: Our sunroom, Hot Springs Village, ARDate: 2011-12-27
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Location: Ethiopia, Bale Mountains National Park.
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2016-03-09 Four budded stem ready to burst with blooms.
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2016-03-30
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Location: Sangamon Co. Il.Date: 2018-04-19
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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2008-04-06The flowers are huge and a vibrant red!
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Date: 2012-11-19
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Date: 2012-11-19Might be a double Super Star
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2010-04-17
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Date: 2014-01-20
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Location: Canoga Park, CaliforniaDate: 2014-03-18NOID orange
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Location: Canoga Park, CaliforniaDate: 2014-03-24Looking at the flowers from above
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Location: Canoga Park, CaliforniaDate: 2014-03-24NOID red and white
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2014-04-05
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2014-04-12
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2014-04-20This is the shortest Amaryllis I have, and the blooms tend to fac
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2014-04-20
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Location: OklahomaDate: 5/20/2014My beauties!
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-01-22
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 4-4-08
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-04-28
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Date: 2015-02-25
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: April 19, 2014
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2015-04-21
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Date: 2015-11-20
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Date: 2015-11-20
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 4-21-15An all white double Amaryllis
By jmorth
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2016-05-02
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Location: Savannah, Georgia (my garden)Date: June 2016
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Date: 2017-03-14Close-up
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2017-03-20
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2017-03-20
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Date: 2017-03-20
By Fleur569
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Location: my garden HW near red lycoris Pam’s Date: 2018-03-15
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Location: my garden HW Date: 2018-03-22St joseph and NOid  red
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Location: PennsylvaniaDate: 2005-01-19this is an Amaryllus
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-03-15
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-03
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2010-04-21
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2010-04-21
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Location: Indoors - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2013-05-21Amaryllis in bloom grown in soil-less media
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Location: OklahomaDate: 5/16/2014Three varieties.
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-07-26
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-07-26
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-04-12
By jmorth
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-06-14
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Location: central IllinoisDate: Forcing w/water + marbles11-13-06
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Location: zone 6aDate: 2016-05-17Amaryllis sprouts - 2 weeks sprouted
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Posted by maryann on Dec 22, 2012 1:03 PM

I just purchased a "hardy" Amaryllis that grows in the Pacific Northwest outdoors. I hope it does well.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 21, 2013 10:36 PM

"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."

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On March 28, 2018 Bloomed
white
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
Laura's Flower Beds and Other Attempts to Grow Things by TNLaura Feb 14, 2019 1:30 PM 1
After Amaryllis bloomed some leaves started to turn yellow. What should I do? by PAgirl63 Feb 12, 2019 7:01 PM 3
Hymenocallis by Aphria Feb 10, 2019 2:05 PM 8
unknown to me by sallysmom Feb 7, 2019 11:29 AM 8
If this a amaryllis leaves ? by sangel Feb 7, 2019 1:12 PM 9
Amaryllis ready to come out of dormancy by EccentricNature Feb 2, 2019 2:19 PM 1
Grab bags at Sutton or Stout? by catanache Feb 15, 2019 9:56 AM 71
Amaryllis losing too many leaves by sangel Jan 22, 2019 11:52 PM 9
January:Southeast Month In Bloom by Seedfork Jan 17, 2019 6:26 PM 3
Worried about new bulb by Tienito Jan 15, 2019 11:24 PM 9

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