Amaryllis
Hippeastrum 'Hercules'

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

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

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)

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:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Provides winter interest

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)

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

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:

Garberville, California

Palm Coast, Florida

Missouri City, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 26, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Beautiful plant. Flower is raspberry red, yet I find a lot of pictures depicting it as a pink w/ blue tint or a purplish pink. From a distance it looks like just another red, but upclose, you can appreciate the raspberry tint in its coloration.

I am rating it neutral because most people will stand to be dissapointed by the discrepancy between catalog pictures and the real color. This issue aside, the flower is beautiful.

Positive

On Apr 26, 2007, bsharf from Palm Coast, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

huge flower. There is a lot of variation in this cultivar, in terms of how much striping it has.

Positive

On Sep 29, 2006, aprilwillis from Missouri City, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Although I don't have a photo, this flower is a lovely pink/mauve and really a nice change from the usual reds.