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Amaryllis belladonna

Common Name(s):
August Lily, Belladonna Lily, Naked Lady
Categories:
Perennial Bulbs, Summer Bulbs
Comment:

Produces leaves after flowering; fragrant flowers appear on "naked" stems; dislikes dividing; prefers well-drained soil; 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; tolerates summer drought, but needs moisture during winter (growing) seasons; normally not susceptible to animals

Season:
Summer; plant in fall
Light:
Full- PM Sun
Color:
Pink, rose, red
Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
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
Hardiness:
Tender III - Injured at temperatures below 35 degrees F (2 degrees C) when planted
Storage:
Store bulbs in peat or container at 55-70 degrees F (13-21 degrees C)
Origin:
South Africa, Cape
Tags:
pink, hardy, full sun, red, perennial/summer bulb

NCCES plant id: 799

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