Amaryllis 'Apple Blossom'

Hippeastrum 'Apple Blossom' | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

There are around 90 species and more than 600 hybrids in the Hippeastrum genus. Native to tropical and subtropical countries, they are often grown for their showy flowers. They often incorrectly called amaryllis and as it flowers over winter is a popular Christmas gift. The plants have between two and seven leaves, the plants grow to a maximum of 3ft tall and a foot across. The stems are tall and sturdy, hollow in the centre and bearing between two and fifteen flower heads. The flowers are large, up to 20cm in diameter, trumpet shaped and brightly coloured. It's a tender plant so it's best suited as a houseplant in cooler climates.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid eating this plant, or risk having mild stomach upset.
Height [m]
  • 0.3 - 0.5
Spread [m]
  • 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid winter
  • Late winter
  • Early winter
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • offsets
Growth habit
  • Erect
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z14-15
Heat zone
  • H12-1
Heat days
  • 0 - 210
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Bulbs
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Containers
Garden spaces
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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There are around 90 species and more than 600 hybrids in the Hippeastrum genus. Native to tropical and subtropical countries, they are often grown for their showy flowers. They often incorrectly called amaryllis and as it flowers over winter is a popular Christmas gift. The plants have between two and seven leaves, the plants grow to a maximum of 3ft tall and a foot across. The stems are tall and sturdy, hollow in the centre and bearing between two and fifteen flower heads. The flowers are large, up to 20cm in diameter, trumpet shaped and brightly coloured. It's a tender plant so it's best suited as a houseplant in cooler climates.