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Belladonna Lily Amaryllis belladonna

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
am-ah-RIL-lis bel-ah-DON-nah
Description

This plant produces leaves after flowering. Tlhe fragrant flowers appear on "naked" stems. The plant dislikes dividing. 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. Amaryllis belladonna tolerates summer drought, but needs moisture during winter (growing) seasons. It normally is not susceptible to animals.

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 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

Light: Full- PM Sun

Season: Summer; plant in fall

Cultivars:
Tags:
#red#pink#hardy#bulb#full sun#summer#drought tolerant#perennial bulb#pink flowers#red flowers#woodland garden#bedding plant#plant in fall#exhibition bulbs#rock garden#summer bulbs
Cultivars:
Tags:
#red#pink#hardy#bulb#full sun#summer#drought tolerant#perennial bulb#pink flowers#red flowers#woodland garden#bedding plant#plant in fall#exhibition bulbs#rock garden#summer bulbs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Amaryllis
    Species:
    belladonna
    Family:
    Amaryllidaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Africa, Cape
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    normally not susceptible to animals, drought
    Bulb Storage:
    Store bulbs in peat or container at 55-70 degrees F (13-21 degrees C)
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Color of flower can be rose, red, or pink.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought