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PlantFiles: Amaryllis
Hippeastrum 'Dancing Queen'

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

4 vendors have this plant for sale.

11 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:
Coral/Apricot
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Blue-Green
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting
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:
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

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Profile:

6 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Txplantlady 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.

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

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

Positive raydio 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.

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

Ridiculously big and ridiculously beautiful!

Positive tabasco 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

Positive kniphofia 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.

Regional...

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

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Grenoble,
Garberville, California
Miami, Florida
Wrens, Georgia
Houston, Texas
Pearland, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Pewaukee, Wisconsin



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