Amaryllis (Amaryllis belladonna) in the Amaryllis Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Amaryllis belladonnaAccepted
Brunsvigia roseaSynonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves:Other: Strap-like leaves appear in the spring but disappear long before the plant blooms in late summer/ early fall.
Flower Color:Pink
Flower Time:Late summer or early fall
Underground structures:Bulb
Suitable Locations:Xeriscapic
Resistances:Deer Resistant
Toxicity:Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Other methods:Offsets

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The Top Hippeastrum and AmaryllisThe Top Hippeastrum and Amaryllis
January 17, 2015

We open the Hippeastrum and Amaryllis Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, most thumbed image, and more!

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Posted by sheryl (Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ - Zone 9b) on Dec 9, 2011 8:04 PM

This is actually the true Amaryllis - the flowers that we see around Christmas are of the Hippeastrum family that have adopted the common name of Amaryllis. The common name is "Naked Lady", which refers to the leafless bloom. Lycoris squamigera is also called "Naked Lady" and has a similar bloom.

As with many South African natives, this bulb prefers dry summers, sunny to slightly shady exposure, and is fairly xeric. A Mediterranean climate is probably the best approximation.

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