• Amaryllis belladonna
  • Amaryllis belladonna
  • Amaryllis belladonna
  • Amaryllis belladonna
    Amaryllis belladonna
    Amaryllis belladonna
    Amaryllis belladonna
    Amaryllis belladonna

Amaryllis belladonna

Belladonna Lily, Jersey Lily, Naked Lady, Naked Ladies, (& in the Southern Hemisphere) : March Lily, Easter Lily
Size: Good-sized Bulbs

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Quick Overview

  • Exotic funnel-shaped flowers
  • Scented
  • Well-drained soil
  • Summer dormancy
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Description

Amaryllis belladonna is a stunningly exotic bulbous perennial endemic to South Africa's Cape Province. It produces a cluster of large trumpet-shaped fragrant pink flowers carried on a tall bronzy-purple scape that usually appears in early autumn before the arrival of its strappy leaves. The leaves continue through winter before dying back in Spring and the bulb is dormant throughout the summer when it needs to be kept dry and rested. Bulbs may take several years before they flower but when they do it is spectacular. In its native habitat, Amaryllis belladonna becomes overgrown by surrounding scrub and its flowering cycle is often stimulated by bush fires, a natural phenonomen that may not always be entirely practical to emulate in cultivation. It likes a sandy very well-drained soil and it is advisable to surround the bulb in a nest of grit and sand and plant it shallowly with the stem-tip at the surface before covering in a mulch of grit for winter protection. It winters outdoors in favoured southwest locations and in sheltered London microclimates but for colder locations it may need to be grown in a container and brought underglass for the winter to protect the tender foliage.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Amaryllidaceae
Sub-Family Amaryllidoideae
Synonyms Amaryllis blanda, Amaryllis longipetala, Amaryllis obliqua, Amaryllis pallida, Amaryllis pudica, Amaryllis regalis, Amaryllis rosea, Belladonna blanda, Belladonna pallida, Belladonna pudica, Belladonna purpurascens, Brunsvigia blanda, Brunsvigia major, Brunsvigia rosea, Brunsvigia rosea var. blanda, Brunsvigia rosea var. elata, Brunsvigia rosea var. longipetala, Brunsvigia rosea var. major, Brunsvigia rosea var. minor, Brunsvigia rosea var. pallida, Brunsvigia rosea var. pudica, Callicore rosea, Coburgia belladonna, Coburgia blanda, Coburgia pallida, Coburgia pudica, Coburgia rosea, Imhofia rosea, Leopoldia belladonna, Zephyranthes pudica
Geographical Origin South Africa: Western Cape
Cultivation Full sun. Sheltered aspect. Well-drained sandy gritty soil. Keep dry in summer.
Eventual Height 60cm
Eventual Spread 50cm
Hardiness Half-hardy. Does well outdoors all year round in the coastal southwest of the UK but foliage needs protection during the winter elsewhere. Ideal in a terracotta container and bought into a glasshouse during the colder months

Amaryllis belladonna

Belladonna Lily, Jersey Lily, Naked Lady, Naked Ladies, (& in the Southern Hemisphere) : March Lily, Easter Lily
Size: Good-sized Bulbs

Availability: Sold Out

£2.99
  • Buy 2 for £2.79 each and save 7%
  • Buy 4 for £2.69 each and save 11%
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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