The Main Plant entry for Amaryllis

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Amaryllis.

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

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Common names
  • Amaryllis
  • Knight's Star Lily
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  • Hippeastrum
  • Amaryllis

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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2016-03-30
Location: Kalama, wa
Date: 2023-12-15
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2019-04-29
Seeds ready for the picking.
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-03-11
Cherry Nymph
Uploaded by Fleur569
Location: Kalama, wa
Date: 2023-12-15
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2012-12-14

Date: 2019-04-07
Seed pod formation after Amaryllis bloom.

Date: 2021-03-23
Miniature Amaryllis 18" tall, 4.5" bloom
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Date: April 2014
Bulbs were a Christmas gift over many years
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2023-04-06
Grown from seed

Date: 2004-01-10
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Location: My garden (front of Walter flory crinum)
Date: 2023-04-01
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-02-24
Currently Growing In The South Facing Window Of A Bedroom. 21 Bul
Location: Holiday grown inside
Date: 2029
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2019-03-27
Location: Kalama, wa
Date: 2023-15-12
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Kalama, wa
Date: 2023-15-12
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2017-04-11
Location: My Kalama, Wa garden
Date: 2022-06-01
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My Kalama, Wa garden
Date: 2022-06-01
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2019-04-29
Ripened seed pods.
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-11-30
Location: San Antonio, TX
Date: 2020-03-11
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2016-03-11 
A Bouquet Unto Itself
Location: My Kalama, Wa garden
Date: 2022-06-01
  • Uploaded by Joy
Uploaded by bsharf
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-02-15
"Marilyn" Double Bloom Color-White
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-02-13
Uploaded by bsharf
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2021-04-30
Amaryllises Amalfi (taller) + Alfresco (shorter)

Date: 2015-02-27 
A Bouquet of Amaryllis'

Date: 2021-01-28
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: April 23, 2014
Uploaded by SongofJoy
Location: Bea's garden
Date: 2022
Location: Botanical garden of Madeira
Date: 2023-04-11
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-02-15
Location: Holiday grown inside
Date: 2020
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-01-05
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2019-01-22
Bud just starting to emerge from the bulb

Date: 2020-03-01

Date: 2023-12-21
Location: Mercer 
Date: 2018-10-06
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2014-04-24
April 24, 2014
Uploaded by Seedfork
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2013-02-17
A fraction of the plants that bloom in the Museum of Science and
Uploaded by Seedfork
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2017-12-29
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: 2017-05-18

Date: 2020-01-30
Location: My Kalama, Wa garden
Date: 2022-05-30
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
X-mas bloom
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-03-07
They all said 6-8 weeks to bloom yesterday made 18 days for these
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-03-16
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2023-04-22
First time bloomer. I started this from seed several years ago.
Location: Botanical garden of Madeira
Date: 2023-04-11
Location: Botanical garden of Madeira
Date: 2023-04-11
Location: Holiday grown inside
Date: 2021
Location: Holiday grown inside 
Date: 2021
Uploaded by SongofJoy
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2016-02-27 
The emergence of the Amaryllis bloom.
Uploaded by evahaney1
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-01-15
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-01-15
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-03-17
Forced over winter.
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-01-13
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-03-12
This Amaryllis is both a surprise and a mystery cause I can't fig
Location: Kalama, wa
Date: 2023-15-12
  • Uploaded by Joy
Uploaded by Seedfork
Location: Laguna de Aculeo, Chile
Date: Nov. 9, 2015
Look what's blooming in my garden today!
Uploaded by Seedfork
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2013-02-17
Blooming at the Museum of Science and Industry
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2023-12-18
Very cute, but I would glue a bulb to something. If I don't remov
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2023-12-21
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2023-12-27
Very cute but I would never glue a bulb. If I don't remove it fro
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2023-12-30

Date: 2017-03-20

Date: 2016-05-03
A Walmart 2015 seasonal purchase - now at home in the garden!
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2016-03-01
Location: Modiin Israel
Date: 2019-06-01
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2022-05-22
Grown from seed. Red Pearl X Black Pearl. It's difficult to captu
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2021-04-22
Blooming at Hampton Park
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2017-04-18
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: My garden HW east bed
Date: 2019-03-12
Location: zone 6a
Date: 2016-05-17
Amaryllis sprouts at 3 weeks
Location: my garden; square bed; from Pam
Date: 2014-04-23; square bed
Location: Botanical garden of Madeira
Date: 2023-04-11
Location: Botanical garden of Madeira
Date: 2023-04-11
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-02-15
"Intokazi" -White
Location: Holiday grown inside
Date: 2021
Location: Holiday Grown inside
Date: 2021
Location: Gulf-coast Texas
Date: 2014-12-07 Amaryllis Blooming Today
Location: MY GARDEN
Date: 2018-04-26
GILMAR AMARYLIS
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-04-19
Uploaded by bsharf
Uploaded by bsharf
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-01-15

Date: 2015-02-27
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-01-07
Location: Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Date: 2014-03-18
Amaryllis bloom - the giving and the receiving parts of the flowe
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2023-01-09
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2019-03-11
Location: Savannah, Georgia, USA
Date: 2013-03-27
It has been suggested that my plant is an Amaryllis (Hippeastrum
Uploaded by Seedfork

Date: 2022-04-02

Date: 2017-02-22
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2016-04-12
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-12-06
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Date: April 2014
Evening shot of Amaryllis
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2017-04-18

Date: 2020-07-29
The strapping beauty of the Amaryllis leaves.
Location: My garden near Lincoln UK
Date: 2008-04-06
A no name bulb bought from a supermarket.  I gave it as a gift, t
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-12-15
Back One Is A Double White "Alfresco", Right Front One Is A Red "
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-01-13

Date: 2021-08-08
Location: Ethiopia, Bale Mountains National Park.

Date: 2018-04-12
Beautiful Strappy Amaryllis Leaves

Date: 2017-03-14
Front and Back View
Location: central Illinois
Date: 3-4-12
Uploaded by bsharf
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
This is my own hybrid. The fourth generation of my origonal cross
Location: Louny
Date: 2020 01
my home
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2016-03-09 
Four budded stem ready to burst with blooms.
Location: Mamaw’s Garden
Date: 6/3/21
By KySprout
Location: West Central Tx 
Date: 2022-04-25

Date: 2012-01-10
Uploaded by Seedfork
Location: my garden HW near lycoris - Pam’s 
Date: 2018-03-15

Date: 2016-02-14

Date: 2017-03-20
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021-01-10
Tag name neon
Location: My Kalama, Wa garden
Date: 2022-05-31
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: c. 1879
illustration by Constance Pierrepont of hybrid Amaryllis 'O'Brien
Location: Modiin Israel
Date: 2019-06-01
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-04-14
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2012-03-09

Date: 2015-02-25
Location: sunroom
Date: 2021-01-06
Red Peacock - 19 inch diameter

Date: 2017-03-14
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-03-09 
Bud of unknown Amaryllis

Date: 2020-03-01
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2014-04-12
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2014-04-17
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021

Date: 2018-02-24
Uploaded by gemini_sage
Uploaded by piksihk
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2011-11-11
Very tempting
Uploaded by Seedfork
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-01-23
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2017-03-20
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My yard
Date: April 18, 2014
St. Joesph Amaryllis
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-03-23
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-07-26
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: zone 6a
Date: 2016-05-17
Amaryllis sprouts - 2 weeks sprouted
Location: Naylor, GA
Date: March 24, 2012
Location: Ethiopia, Bale Mountains National Park.
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: April 24, 2014
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2015-04-21
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-04-05
Location: sunroom
Date: 2021-01-02
Red Peacock- 19 inch diameter
Location: My Garden
Date: 2015-07-03
Uploaded by shalyn
Uploaded by shalyn
Location: central Illinois
Date: 4-21-15
An all white double Amaryllis

Date: 2018-02-20
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2016-03-30
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2018-01-07
$5 bulb from Walmart
Location: Indoors - San Joaquin County, CA
Date: 2013-05-18
Amaryllis roots as seen when grown in soil-less media

Date: 2013-03-15
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2010-04-21
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: February 2014
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2016-05-02
Location: Maine
Date: 2015-01-05
Location: Maine
Date: 2014-12-26
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8b
Date: 2012-06-02
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: my garden HW near red lycoris Pam’s 
Date: 2018-03-15
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2017-03-20
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: April 27, 2015
Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2014-03-18
NOID orange
Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2014-03-24
Looking at the flowers from above
Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2014-03-24
NOID red and white
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2015-03-23
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-04-22
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-04-14
Location: Sun City, Arizona
Date: 2018-04-17
Amaryllis bloom at Wooddale Village Assisted Living Facility
Location: central Illinois
Date: 4-4-08

Date: 2012-01-10

Date: 2015-11-20
Location: Our sunroom, Hot Springs Village, AR
Date: 2011-12-27
Location: My garden near Lincoln UK
Date: 2008-04-06
The flowers are huge and a vibrant red!
Location: zone 10 Martin County, Fl.
Date: 2010-05-01
Location: zone 10 Martin County, Fl.
Date: 2009-03-08
Location: N. Fl.
Date: 2016 3-21
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2015-04-22
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: April 19, 2014
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2014-04-20
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-04-05
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-03-04
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-04-12

Date: 2017-03-14
Close-up
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2017-03-28
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-12-23
Noid amaryllis with raspberry color blooms
Uploaded by ljones26
Location: Our sunroom, Hot Springs Village, AR
Date: 2008-04-26
Location: Inside my home Pearl River Louisiana 
Date: winter 2012
Red Lion
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2018-01-07
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2014-04-05

Date: 2012-01-30
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2010-04-21
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2010-04-17
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: February 2014
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: May 2010
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: March 2014
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-04-26
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-04-28
Location: My home
Date: 2012-12-01
Hybrid #9357
Location: Plano, TX
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2005-01-19
this is an Amaryllus
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2014-02-26
Exotica seedlings

Date: 2012-11-19

Date: 2012-11-19
Might be a double Super Star

Date: 2016-11-29
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2018-02-27
Uploaded by PAgirl63
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-01-14
Location: Our sunroom, Hot Springs Village, AR
Date: 2013-05-07
Location: Savannah, Georgia (my garden)
Date: June 2016
Location: North Central TX Zone 8a
Date: 2018-06-22
I thought this was going to be Lemon Lime.
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2018-01-03

Date: 2015-11-20

Date: 2015-11-20
Location: Houston area
Mature bulb flowers along with younger bulb flowers of the same c
Location: Modiin Israel
Date: 2020-05-01
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2014-04-20
This is the shortest Amaryllis I have, and the blooms tend to fac

Date: 2014-01-20
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2014-04-20
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-07-10
Location: Gulf-coast Texas
Date: 2014-12-07 
Amaryllis Blooming Outdoors Today
Location: my garden HW 
Date: 2018-03-22
St joseph and NOid  red
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-01-22
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2014-04-12
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2017-03-28
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-12-23
Uploaded by piksihk

Date: 2011-12-26

Date: 2014-12-03
Uploaded by gemini_sage
Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2015-12-25
This one was a Christmas bloom.  (NOID)
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Date: 2018-01-07
Bloom in process of opening - from a $5 Walmart bulb
Location: Oklahoma
Date: 5/20/2014
My beauties!

Date: 2013-03-15
Location: Southwest Florida
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: April 27, 2015
Uploaded by alancaster26
Uploaded by tarev
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-07-26
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-07-26
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2012-01-15

Date: 2012-01-15
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-06-14

Date: 2012-01-10
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-03-15
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2014-01-07
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2014-01-07
Location: In my sunny window
Date: 2012-12-09
Location: Modiin Israel
Date: 2020-05-01
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-11-23
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2012-03-09
Location: zone 8/9 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2012-03-09
Location: central Illinois
Date: Forcing w/water + marbles
11-13-06
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-03

Date: 2011-12-26
Location: front bed/NOID 
Date: 2015-04-26
Uploaded by piksihk
Uploaded by piksihk

Date: 2014-12-03
Uploaded by piksihk
Uploaded by piksihk
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2013-03-02

Date: 2012-01-04

Date: 2012-11-02

Date: 2012-11-02
Location: Oklahoma
Date: 5/16/2014
Three varieties.
Location: Indoors - San Joaquin County, CA
Date: 2013-05-21
Amaryllis in bloom grown in soil-less media
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Comments:
  • 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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...

  • 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 28, 2024 Bloomed
Pam's red - in east bed near rose bush
Amaryllis bed: red like Pam's, red with white,
Striatum,
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
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 June 8, 2022 Seeds germinated
On 6-8-2022, harvested and floated 14 seeds from Mark G.'s all-red amaryllis (pod parent) and a double white from Walmart (pollen parent).
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.
antsinmypants On March 27, 2024 Miscellaneous Event
Floating.
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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
id by DaylilySLP Feb 12, 2023 1:13 AM 1
id by DaylilySLP Feb 10, 2023 11:37 AM 0

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