Amaryllis
Hippeastrum 'Exotica'

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

Category:

Bulbs

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

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

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

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:

Canoga Park, California

Garberville, California

San Bernardino, California

Palm Coast, Florida

Thomasville, Georgia

Olathe, Kansas

Missoula, Montana

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
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Positive

On Apr 12, 2010, clareb from Missoula, MT (Zone 5a) wrote:

An unusual and subtle Amaryllis with an overall fawn-apricot color. The overall color can read orangey when next to strongly-colored pink (i.e. 'Neon' or blue-red flowers). The reverse of the petals is a somewhat green-ivory color. Large flowers (~7" across) with four flowers per stem. I was impressed with the darker apricot veins in the petals; their pigmentation simply sparkles in the sun.

Neutral

On Jun 3, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I really don't like the veining on this amaryllis, but planted with other amaryllises, it's not as noticeable.