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Perennials – Amaryllis

  • Amaryllis

Botanical name: hippeastrum vittatum 

Beginner friendly?: no

Average size at maturity: a foot and a half in height and 1 foot in width 

Bloom time:  spring, summer, late winter 

Hardy zone: zones 8-11

Flower color: pink and white 

Foliage color: green 

Growth rate: can reach full maturity in a single growing season

Pruning instructions: deadhead and remove dead or dying foliage as needed

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: great as a container plant 

Light needs: at least 6 hours of sun per day 

Special features: trumpet shaped blooms 

Watering instructions:  allow soil to partially dry between watering sessions

Fertilizing instructions : use a slow release liquid fertilizer during the plants dormancy

Best time to plant: spring 

Best type of soil: loam 

Companion plants: snake plant, christmas cactus, ferns

Toxicity level: toxic for humans and pets if ingested 

Invasive species: no

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