• Hippeastrum vittatum
  • Hippeastrum vittatum
  • Hippeastrum vittatum
  • Hippeastrum vittatum
    Hippeastrum vittatum

Hippeastrum vittatum

Size: Good medium-sized bulbs

Availability: Sold Out

£7.99

Quick Overview

  • Exquisite flower
  • Red petals with a white central stripe
  • Thin strap-like foliage
  • Cold-tolerant but not hardy
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Description

Hippeastrum vittatum is a choice species Hippeastrum that although native to Bolivia is usually quoted as being from Peru. It is a variable species with some plants being predominantly white and others being more red. Our accession is predominantly red with each petal having a beautiful white central stripe giving it its characteristic star-like appearance. Many hybrids have been derived from this species but - to my mind - no hybrid can rival it. It may be smaller than some of the 'monster' Hippeastrum cultivars one encounters but its simple charm is hard to beat. An utterly beautiful member of the Amaryllid family.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Amaryllidaceae
Sub-Family Amaryllidoideae
Synonyms Amaryllis lineata, Amaryllis superba, Amaryllis vittata, Amaryllis vittata subsp. guarapuavae, Amaryllis vittata var. harrisoniae, Amaryllis vittata var. major, Amaryllis vittata var. tweedieana, Chonais vittata, Hippeastrum ambiguum var. tweedieanum, Hippeastrum vittatum var. harrisonianum, Hippeastrum vittatum var. latifolium
Geographical Origin Bolivia
Cultivation Usually grown indoors in a pot. Sandy well-drained soil
Eventual Height 50-60cm including flower spike
Eventual Spread 20-30cm: forming offsets
Hardiness Tender but relatively cold-tolerant. Indoors is usual. Cold-tolerant in a frost-free glasshouse. Spring transplanted or plunged into a bed is a nice exotic touch and then bring inside again in autumn

Hippeastrum vittatum

Size: Good medium-sized bulbs

Availability: Sold Out

£7.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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