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Amaryllis belladonna (Belladonna Lily)

Belladonna Lily, Jersey Lily, August Lily, Naked Lady, Naked Ladies, Amaryllis rosea, Brunsvigia rosea, Brunsvigia rosea 'Minor', Coburgia belladonna


Award-winning Amaryllis belladonna (Belladonna Lily) is a bulbous perennial featuring large clusters of up to 4-12 scented, trumpet-shaped, pink flowers, 4 in. long (10 cm), per flower stalk. Elegantly protruding from each flower is a long upturned style amongst a group of large curved anthers. The anthers are black and shiny at first, but split open to reveal masses of white pollen. Opening in late summer or fall, the fragrant blooms tend to face the direction that receives the most sun. Appearing before the leaves, hence the common name of 'Naked Ladies', they rise on long purplish-red and green stems. The foliage of narrowly strap-shaped, dull-green leaves, emerges after flowering, and dies back in late spring. Amaryllis belladonna requires very little attention and makes a truly unique display in the fall garden. Ridiculously easy to grow, all parts of this plant are poisonous, therefore it is diligently ignored by hungry deer, rabbits, and other critters.

  • Growing up to 2-3 ft. tall and wide (60-90 cm), Belladonna Lily naturalizes easily and will come back year after year!
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its outstanding qualities
  • Easily grown in moderately fertile, light, well-drained soils in full sun. This plant will grow in nearly any soil type, as long as it drains well. Low water needs. Provide shelter from wind and harsh frosts
  • Stunning in beds and borders, cottage gardens, Mediterranean gardens, gravel gardens, or in containers. Great as cut flowers too!
  • Generally disease free. Watch for aphids, mealybugs and glasshouse red spider mite.
  • To be planted just below the soil surface, when dormant, about 8 in. apart (20 cm).
  • Propagate by seed, sowing them in containers in a cold frame when ripe or in the spring. Alternatively, remove offsets in fall
  • Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.
  • Native to South Africa

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Heat Zones 7 – 11
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Depth 5" (12cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Heat Zones 7 – 11
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Depth 5" (12cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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