Amaryllis
Hippeastrum 'Aphrodite'

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

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 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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Mid Fall

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Flowers are good for cutting

Provides winter interest

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:

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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:

Red Bay, Alabama

Garberville, California

Cape Coral, Florida

Palm Coast, Florida

Panama City, Florida

Umatilla, Florida

Gardiner, Maine

Brazoria, Texas

Mc Kinney, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 5, 2005, tabasco from Cincinnati (Anderson Twp), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Easy to grow in pots. Very attractive for winter bloom indoors. Will rebloom every year.

Breeder: Miyake Nursery Ltd

Nationality: Japanese

Plant Breeders' Rights: 1995

Classification: Large Double