Amaryllis 'Apple Blossom'


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



Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade



This plant is resistant to deer

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

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)

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

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 seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


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

Jones, Alabama

Red Bay, Alabama

Buckeye, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Garberville, California

Oakland, California

San Bernardino, California

Santa Ana, California

Santa Maria, California

Stockton, California

Yosemite Lakes, California

Apopka, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Daytona Beach, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Keystone Heights, Florida

Lutz, Florida

Maitland, Florida

Miami, Florida

Palm Harbor, Florida

Panama City, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Safety Harbor, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Sebastian, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Trenton, Florida

Williston, Florida

Cairo, Georgia

Deridder, Louisiana

Echo, Louisiana

Madison, Mississippi

Southold, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina (2 reports)

Kure Beach, North Carolina

Conway, South Carolina

Copperas Cove, Texas

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

Missouri City, Texas

Murchison, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Winnsboro, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 12, 2012, Sandwichkatexan from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:

For me I just stuck it in the ground around 8 years ago and it blooms every Other year . Its foliage is now about in a 1/2 foot wide space and every other year it blooms like its not going to come back . I do have one concern though . something likes to nibble on the foliage as I have it in deep shade under a live oak. Should I move all the bulbs to full sun? Before anyone answers keep in mind I am in Central Texas and full sun is usually over 100f in the summer . I think maybe partial sun will probably help it bloom every year instead of every other year . I am weary of putting plants in full sun here as many expensive trials have paid the ultimate price (death) Because their full sun recommendations were for further north and the west coast . I have found that a lot of full sun plants d... read more


On Nov 24, 2009, kentstar from Ravenna, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very pretty amaryllis, with large and plentiful blooms. I rated neutral only because the color is a little too pale for me. The petals are mostly white with just a small amount of pink splashed on. A good one anyways. Each bulb produced one to two stalks, and each stalk produced 4 flowers!


On Jun 15, 2008, goofybulb from Richland, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Beautiful, however flowers less often than other cultivars (at least in my hands).


On Jun 7, 2006, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a Royal Dutch Hybrid Single Amaryllis. It flowers at about 24 inches and the blooms are a Glistening White with pale pink streaking.


On Apr 22, 2005, Breezymeadow from Culpeper, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is one of my favorite Amaryllis as well. Although it is not hardy as a year-round outdoor plant here in Virginia, it makes a lovely houseplant whether or not it resides indoors year-round or spends the summers outdoors.

While Its large pink & white blooms make a lovely display at any time of year, I find it particularly nice when/if it takes its time & blossoms in Spring (Easter in particular). A delightful change from the usual reds & whites I always have blooming at Xmastime.


On Apr 21, 2005, Retired99 from Sebastian, FL wrote:

Have had this plant and one of its babies in the ground for two years - it survived Hurricanes Frances and Jean and all the rain we got from Hurricane Ivan. This is one of the prettiest of our amaryllis and we are waiting for more babies!


On Jan 30, 2005, pokerboy from Canberra,
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

This particular Hippeastrum hybrid is one of the most popular. They produce trumpet shaped flowers atop of tall stems. 'Apple Blossom' has a white/ pale pink flower colour with red/ orange tips. Beautiful and exotic. pokerboy.


On Oct 12, 2004, soozer from Safety Harbor, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Received this bulb more than 5 years ago from Mom who had it shipped from the retailer. I have many more bulbs now and bring them into the screened patio before blooming to protect the buds from critters. The lubbers love to munch the bulbs and long green leaves. Watch out for them!

Add compost to the pot and the bulbs will multiply so you can create more pots of this beautiful flower! Yes, two stems of 4 blossoms each on mature bulbs. Wonderful plant!


On Oct 8, 2004, lantanalover from Queen Creek, AZ (Zone 10a) wrote:

This plant grows great in containers and blooms in the winter/spring here in Arizona. Summers are much too hot and it will stay alive, but not thrive. I am experimenting with putting it into cold stasis and then I'm going to plant the bulbs in the garden and see how they do.


On Apr 2, 2004, crystalspin from Santa Ana, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I believe I have Apple Blossom plus some solid color/white ones. They live & bloom in the ground (stone mulch) here in Orange County CA (SS23, USDA10a?9b?) -- I do nothing for them but water now and then, Sluggo for slugs and insecticidal soap if evidence of earwigs which dig holes in the buds and break my heart! Keep meaning to dig in some bone meal around them; maybe this spring...


On Apr 2, 2004, Maudie from Harvest, AL wrote:

These are excellent plants for
containers. Plant with half of the bulb exposed and keep well watered through te summer then gradually withold water and let foliage die back and rest through
the winter. Begin waterng again
a few weeks before you want a
bloom. They are so beautiful and easy to grow. They usually have
four georgeous blooms per stalk and older bulbs make two stalks.


On Mar 20, 2004, owens18 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

I have two of these planted outside in my backyard (eastern exposure). They are both planted under a citrus tree and bloom each year in March. This plant has a huge bloom and is very very beautiful.


On Aug 6, 2003, margaretx from Houston, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:

Bought at Christmas sale in Chicago, brought home, bloomed fabulously for about a month. Transplanted outdoors and has strong, deep green foliage. Likes to be pot bound so not sure how it'll do as a garden plant but they grow all over here.