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Amaryllis
Hippeastrum 'Christmas Gift'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hippeastrum (hip-ee-ASS-trum) (Info)
Cultivar: Christmas Gift

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Desert View Highlands, California

Jacksonville, Florida

Milton, Florida

Ocala, Florida

Palm Coast, Florida

Summerfield, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Villa Rica, Georgia

Kansas City, Kansas

Harvey, Louisiana

Fort Mill, South Carolina

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 29, 2011, Bloomfly22 from Palmdale, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I love how the flower looks like vanilla ice-cream. It is such a wonderful plant.

Positive

On Feb 8, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

beautiful, perfect white, like fresh snow.

Positive

On Feb 11, 2007, bsharf from Palm Coast, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

large bloom, makes a very bloom statement indoors.