bright scarlet flowers of Hippeastrum johnsonii

Hippeastrum x johnsonii

  • Popularly known as amaryllis
  • Several flowers of bright scarlet with a creamy throat are produced per stem
  • Late spring to early summer flowering
  • Height: 1½ to 2 feet
  • Grows from a bulb into a slowly expanding clump of bulbs
  • Green strap-like leaves are tinged with copper in strong light
  • Soil requirements: average soil that is well drained
  • Cold hardy to USDA zone 7