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Amaryllis belladonna

Belladonna lily

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height0.45m to 0.9m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Amaryllis belladonna (Belladonna lily). The leaves will appear first and then die down, then clusters of pink funnel-shaped flowers bloom on light brown leafless stems. These lovely lilies are used most often for naturalising in meadows and rockeries in areas that enjoy a mild climate. You can create an enchanting fairyland when you dot these about a garden in small groups.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Fragrant

Other common names

Naked ladies, Jersey lily

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Naturaliser, rock garden

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

A protected southern exposure with generous amounts of sunshine will produce the best results. Watch out since it is poisonous.

Propagation

Propagate by division in late spring, as leaves die down, or in late summer, before growth recommences.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs

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