Arlington, TX

I was given a hardy amaryllis and I am wondering what it is. I live in zone 7(8). It is red with long strap leaves and it just finished blooming.
C

Zephyrhills, FL

If it's white, with red stripes and there were a lot of them, the same color, growing in the yard, of the person giving it to you,it has a good chance of being Hippeastrum H X Johnsonii . Google that name and look to see.
Del

Arlington, TX

It was all blood red.

Arlington, TX

Thanks, I think you are correct it looks similar except for the stripes. I was told it was an amaryllis, guess the 2 genera are closely related?
C

Zephyrhills, FL

The true Amaryllis are from Africa and have a similar appearance. They are related to hippeastrum, but don't normally crossbreed. Hippeastrum are from the americas.
I don't know of an Amaryllis which is cold hardy.
Del

Arlington, TX

Thank you for the information.
Cheryl

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