The Amaryllis Database: Hardy Amaryllis (Hippeastrum x johnsonii)
|| Hardy Amaryllis
|| St. Joseph's Lily
|Hippeastrum x johnsonii
General Plant Information
||Full Sun to Partial Shade
||Suitable as a houseplant
|Posted by SongofJoy (The Upper South - Zone 7a) on Mar 18, 2012 4:02 PM
This bulb is able to withstand cold temperatures and poor soils. This is an April/May-blooming red and white striped garden amaryllis found in many heirloom gardens.
Johnson's amaryllis is another name for this bulb, in honor of the hybridizer and English watchmaker, Mr. Johnson. Sometimes also known as St Joseph's Lily, it has a slight spicy fragrance.
Many say this is the best hybrid on the market. Even in such large clumps, the bloom capacity is not hindered. The striking red trumpet-shaped blooms with their white stripes are quite showy and dramatic.
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||Jun 2, 2012 7:29 PM
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