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PlantFiles: Amaryllis
Hippeastrum 'Apple Blossom'

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

5 vendors have this plant for sale.

23 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Bulbs

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

11 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Sandwichkatexan On Apr 12, 2012, Sandwichkatexan from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:

For me I just stuck it in the ground around 8 years ago and it blooms every Other year . Its foliage is now about in a 1/2 foot wide space and every other year it blooms like its not going to come back . I do have one concern though . something likes to nibble on the foliage as I have it in deep shade under a live oak. Should I move all the bulbs to full sun? Before anyone answers keep in mind I am in Central Texas and full sun is usually over 100f in the summer . I think maybe partial sun will probably help it bloom every year instead of every other year . I am weary of putting plants in full sun here as many expensive trials have paid the ultimate price (death) Because their full sun recommendations were for further north and the west coast . I have found that a lot of full sun plants do very well in partial shade here . Sadly we in Central Texas do have four seasons , They are called, Summer, More Summer , Almost Summer and Christmas . Although we did see snow once four years ago in April on Easter lol snow easter bunnies and the next day it was 85 snow all gone .

Neutral kentstar On Nov 24, 2009, kentstar from Ravenna, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very pretty amaryllis, with large and plentiful blooms. I rated neutral only because the color is a little too pale for me. The petals are mostly white with just a small amount of pink splashed on. A good one anyways. Each bulb produced one to two stalks, and each stalk produced 4 flowers!

Positive goofybulb On Jun 15, 2008, goofybulb from El Paso, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Beautiful, however flowers less often than other cultivars (at least in my hands).

Neutral WillowWasp On Jun 7, 2006, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a Royal Dutch Hybrid Single Amaryllis. It flowers at about 24 inches and the blooms are a Glistening White with pale pink streaking.

Positive Breezymeadow On Apr 22, 2005, Breezymeadow from Culpeper, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is one of my favorite Amaryllis as well. Although it is not hardy as a year-round outdoor plant here in Virginia, it makes a lovely houseplant whether or not it resides indoors year-round or spends the summers outdoors.

While Its large pink & white blooms make a lovely display at any time of year, I find it particularly nice when/if it takes its time & blossoms in Spring (Easter in particular). A delightful change from the usual reds & whites I always have blooming at Xmastime.

Positive Retired99 On Apr 21, 2005, Retired99 from Sebastian, FL wrote:

Have had this plant and one of its babies in the ground for two years - it survived Hurricanes Frances and Jean and all the rain we got from Hurricane Ivan. This is one of the prettiest of our amaryllis and we are waiting for more babies!

Positive pokerboy On Jan 30, 2005, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

This particular Hippeastrum hybrid is one of the most popular. They produce trumpet shaped flowers atop of tall stems. 'Apple Blossom' has a white/ pale pink flower colour with red/ orange tips. Beautiful and exotic. pokerboy.

Positive soozer On Oct 12, 2004, soozer from Safety Harbor, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Received this bulb more than 5 years ago from Mom who had it shipped from the retailer. I have many more bulbs now and bring them into the screened patio before blooming to protect the buds from critters. The lubbers love to munch the bulbs and long green leaves. Watch out for them!

Add compost to the pot and the bulbs will multiply so you can create more pots of this beautiful flower! Yes, two stems of 4 blossoms each on mature bulbs. Wonderful plant!

Positive lantanalover On Oct 8, 2004, lantanalover from Queen Creek, AZ (Zone 10a) wrote:

This plant grows great in containers and blooms in the winter/spring here in Arizona. Summers are much too hot and it will stay alive, but not thrive. I am experimenting with putting it into cold stasis and then I'm going to plant the bulbs in the garden and see how they do.

Positive crystalspin On Apr 2, 2004, crystalspin from Santa Ana, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I believe I have Apple Blossom plus some solid color/white ones. They live & bloom in the ground (stone mulch) here in Orange County CA (SS23, USDA10a?9b?) -- I do nothing for them but water now and then, Sluggo for slugs and insecticidal soap if evidence of earwigs which dig holes in the buds and break my heart! Keep meaning to dig in some bone meal around them; maybe this spring...

Positive Maudie On Apr 2, 2004, Maudie from Harvest, AL wrote:

These are excellent plants for
containers. Plant with half of the bulb exposed and keep well watered through te summer then gradually withold water and let foliage die back and rest through
the winter. Begin waterng again
a few weeks before you want a
bloom. They are so beautiful and easy to grow. They usually have
four georgeous blooms per stalk and older bulbs make two stalks.

Positive owens18 On Mar 20, 2004, owens18 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

I have two of these planted outside in my backyard (eastern exposure). They are both planted under a citrus tree and bloom each year in March. This plant has a huge bloom and is very very beautiful.

Positive margaretx On Aug 6, 2003, margaretx from Houston, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:

Bought at Christmas sale in Chicago, brought home, bloomed fabulously for about a month. Transplanted outdoors and has strong, deep green foliage. Likes to be pot bound so not sure how it'll do as a garden plant but they grow all over here.

Regional...

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

Jones, Alabama
Red Bay, Alabama
Garberville, California
Muscoy, California
Oakland, California
Santa Ana, California
Santa Maria, California
Stockton, California
Yosemite Lakes, California
Apopka, Florida
Boca Raton, Florida
Cheval, Florida
Coral Springs, Florida
Eatonville, Florida
Fruitville, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Keystone Heights, Florida
Miami, Florida
Panama City, Florida
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Safety Harbor, Florida
Saint George, Florida
Sebastian, Florida
South Daytona, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Williston, Florida
De Ridder, Louisiana
Echo, Louisiana
Southold, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina (2 reports)
Kure Beach, North Carolina
Conway, South Carolina
Copperas Cove, Texas
Houston, Texas (2 reports)
Missouri City, Texas
Murchison, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Winnsboro, Texas



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