This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Dutch Amaryllis, South African Amaryllis
- Perennial Bulbs, Poisonous Plants, Spring Bulbs
Tolerates drought, but keep moist during active growing season. Hybrids are available in red, pink, white, salmon, and bicolors.
Also known as Amaryllis spp.
- 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.
- flowers in late spring (May) and lasts for 3-4 weeks
- Full sunlight to PM only sunlight
- 24-36 in.
- 6-12 in. apart
- Flowering Period:
- 3-4 weeks
- Flower Color:
- red, pink, white, salmon, and bicolors
- 8 in. to base of the bulb
- Beds, borders, exhibition bulbs, and fresh cut flowers
- A tunicated bulb
- 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
- South America
- Poison Part:
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Nausea, vomiting, salivation, possibly diarrhea
- Toxic Principle:
- Alkaloids such as lycorine
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; florist plant; landscape in flower gardens as hardy bulb in warmer areas
NCCES plant id: 817