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Amaryllis belladonna is often confused with:
Lycoris squamigera Lycoris squamigera
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Allium giganteum Plant
Allium Alllium
Clematis hybrida Clematis 'marcelina' late large flowered
Amaryllis belladonna has some common insect problems:
Aphids Found on Flowers and Foliage
Mealybugs

August Lily Amaryllis belladonna

Phonetic Spelling
am-ah-RIL-lis bel-ah-DON-nah
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

This plant produces its leaves after flowering. The fragrant flowers appear on "naked" stems. The plant dislikes dividing.  If divided, it may not boom for several years. It can be transplanted.  The best time for transplanting is in the fall after the plant blooms and the leaves are emerging.  Plant with the tip just showing or barely covered.

It has a perennial mother bulb that produces offset bulblets and seed and requires a warm (60 to 80 degrees F) to cool (35 to 50 degrees F) to warm (60 to 80 degrees F) annual thermoperiodic cycle.  It will tolerate summer drought but needs moisture during winter (growing) seasons. It normally is not susceptible to animals.

This bulb planted in the ground will do better than if potted.  It also prefers a sunny spot over the shade.  

Space: 6-12 in. apart, 1-2 bulbs per sq. ft; does very well when planted in clumps of 3 or more bulbs

Depth: 5 in. to the base of the bulb

Usage: Beds, exhibition bulbs, rock gardens, and woodland gardens

Organ: Tunicated bulb (also perennial bulb and summer bulb)

Hardiness: Tender III - Injured at temperatures below 35 degrees F (2 degrees C) when planted - cold hardy to zones 8 through 10.

Light: Full- PM Sun

Season: Summer; plant in fall

Insects, Diseases and other Pant Problems:  A generally disease-free plant.  Aphids, mealybugs, and red spider mite may be pests to affect the plants' health.

The plant toxicity is more pronounced in pets, especially cats.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#hardy#bulb#full sun#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#perennial bulb#pink flowers#red flowers#rabbit resistant#bedding plant#summer flowers#plant in fall#exhibition bulbs#deer resistant#summer bulbs#rock gardens#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#hardy#bulb#full sun#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#perennial bulb#pink flowers#red flowers#rabbit resistant#bedding plant#summer flowers#plant in fall#exhibition bulbs#deer resistant#summer bulbs#rock gardens#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Amaryllis
    Species:
    belladonna
    Family:
    Amaryllidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Africa, Cape
    Wildlife Value:
    Toxic to animals
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Normally not susceptible to animals, such as deer or rabbit, drought
    Bulb Storage:
    Store bulbs in peat or container at 55-70 degrees F (13-21 degrees C)
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Columnar
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Trumpet
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Color of flower can be rose, red, or pink. Each stalk has a cluster of up to 12 blooms. Flowers will face the direction receiving the most sun.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Clumps of strap-shaped, 12-20" long dull-green leaves in fall and winter. They will die down by early summer.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Buds:
    Smooth/Hairless
    Stem Cross Section:
    Oval
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Description:
    After the leaves die down, the leafless purplish/red or green stalks grow. They appear to grow directly from the soil. Stems are leafless.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Meadow
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Diseases
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Rabbits
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting (not horses), depression, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hypersalivation, anorexia, tremors.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Lycorine and other alkaliods
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems