Amaryllis
Hippeastrum 'Jewel'

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

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:

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

Palm Coast, Florida

Houston, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 4, 2006, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I bought Jewel on sale as I can't resist sales. However, I don't think it is nearly as showy as any red, pink or combination cultivars. Maybe in an all-white garden it might make more of a statement. Planted inground, full sun.

Spring 2007: changed my rating to positive as this year's blooms are outstanding.

Positive

On Mar 28, 2005, tabasco from Cincinnati (Anderson Twp), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

A gracilis dulcinea created by Miyake Nursery, 'Jewel' is known to have a delightful spicy scent. One of the most delightful amaryllis we have grown, and an early one, which can be featured with miniature azaleas and other bulbs in containers for winter floral display. White with a green throat. 18-20 inches high.