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PlantFiles: Amaryllis
Hippeastrum 'Elvas'

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

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.


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:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Mid Fall


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:
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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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Get_growing On Dec 13, 2010, Get_growing from Dallas, TX wrote:

Just stunning. Grown inside in high quality, pre-mixed potting soil. This is my first attempt at growing Amaryllis, and it's surprisingly easy. This one is my favorite so far. It has a nice short stalk, less than 11" from top of bulb to top of bloom, so no need to stake.

Am going to plant outside after blooming is finished so that I can try to have it rebloom next year. For the record, mine has little - if any - fragrance.


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

Garberville, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Thomasville, Georgia
Gardiner, Maine
Sumter, South Carolina
Greeneville, Tennessee
Richmond, Texas

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