Amaryllis 'Dancing Queen'


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



Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)


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


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Mid Fall



This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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



Phoenix, Arizona

Garberville, California

Miami, Florida

Wrens, Georgia

Houston, Texas

Pearland, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Pewaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 4, 2010, Txplantlady from Round Rock, TX wrote:

I planted one large bulbs in my raised bed 3 years ago. This year I moved it to the other end of the raised bed to make room for a dwarf hibiscus and it had multiplied to 5 large bulbs 2 mediums bulbs and 5 small ones. It's bloom lasts the longest of my 5 different amaryllis. I had 6 full weeks of good looking blooms with a total of 5 stalks on the 5 large bulbs. My husband even told me how much he liked it.


On Jun 15, 2008, goofybulb from (Zone 5b) wrote:

my most faithful bloomer, doesn't miss a year. I've had it for 3 years now, and it's just great!


On Oct 11, 2007, raydio from Bessemer City, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

One of my all-time favorites. A glorious, raucous, joyous fiesta-on-a stick!

Grows vigorously and offsets regularly and never fails to bloom for me. Sometimes reblooms in the summer as well.

I took a nice full scape to a friend who had never seen DQ before, and she went crazy for it. She took it to church with her and placed it in the sanctuary.


On Apr 20, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Ridiculously big and ridiculously beautiful!


On Mar 22, 2005, tabasco from Cincinnati (Anderson Twp), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

A beautiful corally streaked double. Our first year growing DQ and we will definitely try again. It never fails to rate positive comments.

Breeder: Penning Breeding B.V.

Nationality: Dutch

Plant Breeders' Rights: 1998

Type: Large flowering double


On Dec 14, 2004, kniphofia from Morpeth
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

This bulb is in its second season with me and is blooming again. A really stunning flower, approx 8" across.