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Hippeastrum papilio (Butterfly Amaryllis)

Butterfly Amaryllis


Hippeastrum papilio (Butterfly Amaryllis) is truly fascinating with its large, elegant flowers, up to 6 in. across (15 cm), and remarkable coloring. Resembling a butterfly with its gracefully pointed petals and long stamens, each breathtaking flower boasts pale cream petals with a chartreuse throat, all delicately striped with burgundy as if hand-painted. The flowers rise well above the foliage of long, strap-shaped, fleshy leaves. Robust, this semi-evergreen species may flower twice a year, in spring and fall, and will also come back year after year. Easy to grow in pots or in the garden, it can even take some mild frost on the leaves in winter.

  • Elegantly rising up to 20 in. (50 cm), each bulb often produces 2-3 stems with 2-5 flowers per stem and blooms after 8-10 weeks.
  • Incredibly easy to plant, nearly foolproof to grow, it provides weeks and even months of bloom indoors as potted plants or cut flowers. What more could you want?
  • Since the flowers do not bloom simultaneously, the overall flowering period lasts a fairly long time.
  • The nice thing about forcing Amaryllis bulbs into flower in the home is that it is so simple to do. What's more, once the bulbs have flowered, they can be stored and brought into flower again.
  • Ingestion may cause stomach upset.
  • Native to tropical forests of the Atlantic Coast of southern Brazil.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Climate Zones 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Hippeastrum - Amaryllis
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Climate Zones 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Hippeastrum - Amaryllis
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers

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