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Hippeastrum ‘Happy Garden’

Amarylis

  • Botanical name: Hippeastrum 'Happy Garden'
  • Common name: Amarylis
  • Family: Amaryllidaceae
  • Plant Type: House plant
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Hippeastrum, or amaryllis, are most commonly grown as flowering houseplants, and are often given as gifts at Christmas. The bulbous plants hail from South Africa, and bear four to six large flowers on a tall, light green hollow stem.

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It’s easy to force amaryllis bulbs to flower indoors over Christmas, and once they’ve finished flowering they can be stored and encouraged to flower the following year.

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Hippeastrum ‘Happy Garden’ bears multiple heads of red flowers with a green-white centre. For best results, grow at room temperature, around 20°C in a well-lit room, ideally in full sun. Water sparingly at first, then increase the amount as the flower stems develop.

How to grow Hippeastrum 'Happy Garden'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    25cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

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Hippeastrum 'Happy Garden' and wildlife

Hippeastrum 'Happy Garden' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Hippeastrum 'Happy Garden' poisonous?

Hippeastrum 'Happy Garden' 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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