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Amaryllis belladonna 'Johannesburg'

Belladonna lily

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Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour






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Amaryllis belladonna 'Johannesburg'

Plant details

Amaryllis belladonna is the true amaryllis, although the name is also commonly given to unrelated hippeastrum bulbs, which are grown indoors over winter. Amaryllis belladonna is a late-summer flowering bulb, bearing showy flowers on naked stems, before strap-like leaves appear in autumn. Grow it in large clumps, where its flowers can be fully appreciated. It makes a great planting partner for silver-grey leaved plants such as caryopteris.

Amaryllis belladonna 'Johannesburg' bears beautiful rose-pink trumpet-like flowers in late summer.

For best results grow in full sun in moist but well-drained soil. Being half-hardy, it can be caught by early frosts, so ideally offer some protection such as planting bubs in front of a south-facing wall. Avoid disturbing the bulbs for a season or two, as they take a while to become established. In colder regions, grow Amaryllis belladonna 'Johannesburg' in pots on the patio, which you can bring indoors over winter.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Amaryllis

Species: belladonna

Cultivar: Johannesburg

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 60cm

Spread: 10cm

Time to divide plants: April to May

Time to plant: April to May

Flowering period: July to September

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hi i have just been given some jersey lillies bulbs, i have found a lot of imformation about the lillies,i still cant find out when to plant these bulbs .can anybody help me with this. thankyou finny66

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