Amaryllis
Hippeastrum 'Elvas'

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

Category:

Bulbs

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

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

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:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Red

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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

Regional

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

show all

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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.