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Amaryllis belladonna ‘Johannesburg’

Belladonna lily

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  • Botanical name: Amaryllis belladonna 'Johannesburg'
  • Common name: Belladonna lily
  • Family: Amaryllidaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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

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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.

How to grow Amaryllis 'Johannesburg'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    10cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

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Divide

Do not Divide in January

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Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

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Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Amaryllis 'Johannesburg' and wildlife

Amaryllis 'Johannesburg' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Amaryllis 'Johannesburg' poisonous?

Amaryllis 'Johannesburg' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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