Amaryllis
Hippeastrum 'Minerva'

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

Bulbs

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Alameda, California

Garberville, California

San Diego, California

San Leandro, California

Brooksville, Florida

Miami, Florida

Niceville, Florida

Palm Coast, Florida

Trenton, Florida

Cordele, Georgia

Norcross, Georgia

Echo, Louisiana

Kure Beach, North Carolina

Missouri City, Texas

Spring, Texas

Kirkland, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 27, 2013, JonthanJ from Logansport, IN wrote:

While the gaudy or festive coloring may be a bit difficult for some people, this variety displays extraordinary vigor and a distinctive slightly twisted flower shape. In my little greenhouse in the first quarter of 2013, a bulb I had bought on close out late in 2011 and grown on over the summer of 2012 delivered a dozen blossoms-5 on one scape and 7 on the other. I had been expecting a pair of sixes. At the end of March, it is pushing out four 3" wide leaves and pushing up leaves on four offsets as well.

Positive

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

Happily growing in Miami, either potted or in the ground. Mine are potted.

Positive

On Jan 4, 2007, bsharf from Palm Coast, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This cultivar is easy to find, and an old reliable standard.