Naked Lady (Amaryllis belladonna) in the Amaryllis Database

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Botanical names:
Amaryllis belladonna Accepted
Brunsvigia rosea Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Leaves: Other: Strap-like leaves appear in the spring but disappear long before the plant blooms in late summer/ early fall.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Red
White
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Bulb
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Pollinators: Bees

The world around these lovelies looks drab in their blushing pres

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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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