Eucharis amazonica

Eucharis amazonica

Amazon lily

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

  • Botanical name: Eucharis amazonica
  • Common name: Amazon lily
  • Family: Amaryllidaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Amazon lily, Eucharis amazonica, is a bulbous perennial native to Peru. Related to amaryllis, it bears clusters of fragrant white flowers, in contrast with dark green leaves. In the British Isles it can be grown outdoors in summer but needs moving indoors in autumn. Alternatively, grow it in a pot, which you can move easily. Also suitable for growing in a conservatory, it can be grown in a hanging basket, with its leaves and flowers trailing over the sides. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

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Grow Eucharis amazonica in moist but well-drained, fertile soil or compost. When planting, ensure the top of the bulb sits just above the soil level. Ideal for full sun to partial shade.

How to grow Eucharis amazonica

  • Plant size

    75cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do Plant in February

Do Plant in March

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

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

Eucharis amazonica and wildlife

Eucharis amazonica has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Eucharis amazonica poisonous?

Eucharis amazonica can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock