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PlantFiles: Amaryllis
Hippeastrum 'Hercules'

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

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.


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6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral vossner 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 bsharf 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 aprilwillis 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.


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

Garberville, California
Palm Coast, Florida
Missouri City, Texas
Richmond, Texas

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