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Hippeastrum spp.

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Dutch Amaryllis, South African Amaryllis
Categories:
Perennial Bulbs, Poisonous Plants, Spring Bulbs
Comment:

Tolerates drought, but keep moist during active growing season. Hybrids are available in red, pink, white, salmon, and bicolors.

Also known as Amaryllis spp.

Description:
Bulbous herbs with basal, strap-shaped leaves; flowering stem stout and hollow bearing 2-many stalked flowers at the top, each horizontal or drooping, funnel-shaped, 6-parted, of various colors.
Season:
flowers in late spring (May) and lasts for 3-4 weeks
Light:
Full sunlight to PM only sunlight
Height:
24-36 in.
Space:
6-12 in. apart
Flowering Period:
3-4 weeks
Flower Color:
red, pink, white, salmon, and bicolors
Depth:
8 in. to base of the bulb
Usage:
Beds, borders, exhibition bulbs, and fresh cut flowers
Organ:
A tunicated bulb
Hardiness:
Tender III - Injured at temperatures below 35 degrees F (2C) when planted; 1990 USDA Climatic Zones 7 to 8 with mulch, 9 to 10 without mulch
Origin:
South America
Poison Part:
Bulb.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Nausea, vomiting, salivation, possibly diarrhea
Toxic Principle:
Alkaloids such as lycorine
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; florist plant; landscape in flower gardens as hardy bulb in warmer areas
Tags:
showy flowers, flowering bulb

NCCES plant id: 817

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