Regions / Tropical South
Selecting plants suited to the Tropical South climate is a key step to success.
Various initiatives have taken place to determine how well plants would withstand the cold winter temperatures (Plant Hardiness Zones) or when plants would start suffering from the heat (Plant Heat Zones).
The Tropical South region lies in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 10-11 and in AHS Heat Zones 10 through 12.
Bringing instant glamor to your home, Amaryllis 'Nymph' (Hippeastrum) is a voluptuous beauty with extra large, glistening white, double flowers, up to 10 in. across (25 cm), resembling peonies and delicately brushed with soft pink stripes! A magnificent, double flowering Amaryllis, packed with up to 14 tepals and several petaloids, that makes wonderful cut flowers.
Robust and stunning, award-winning Amaryllis 'Orange Souvereign' (Hippeastrum) is an exceptional variety with large, frilly edged, brilliant orange flowers, up to 8 in. across (20 cm). Long-lasting, the well-proportioned, exquisitely veined blossoms are enhanced by the bright green leathery foliage and never fail to attract attention. A large flowering Amaryllis that is very popular, reliable and regarded by many as the finest, large, deep orange hybrid.
Amaryllis 'Quito' is truly graceful and eye-catching with spidery, frilly edged, cherry-red upper petals contrasting with its pale green and vanilla lower petals. Floriferous, with tall, stout scapes and long-lasting blooms, up to 9 in. across (23 cm), it makes wonderful cut flowers.
Amaryllis 'Rilona' (Hippeastrum) is an exceptional variety with large, apricot-salmon flowers, up to 7 in. across (19 cm) adorned with frilly edges and a pale brown throat. The unusual but ravishing color of this Amaryllis and its particular tall scapes make it a popular cut flower.
With one of the largest flowers, award-winning Amaryllis 'Royal Velvet' will surely draw the attention of all! Up to 9 in. wide (22 cm), the flowers are far from being flashy or gaudy as a result of their distinctive and elegant dark burgundy red color.
Amaryllis 'Sumatra' is truly graceful and eye-catching with salmon-pink to deep orange, spidery petals contrasting with the elongated, white stamens. Floriferous, with stout scapes and long-lasting blooms, up to 6 in. across (15 cm), it makes wonderful cut flowers.
Amaryllis 'Susan' (Hippeastrum) is a ravishing variety with large, flat-faced flowers, up to 7 in. across (18 cm), brushed with pale rose-pink and adorned with a bright lime-green throat lined with a ring of red dots. The broad, rounded and overlapping petals display a lovely netted pattern.
Incredibly ravishing, Amaryllis 'White Nymph' (Hippeastrum) features extra-large, peony-shaped, pure white blooms, up to 8-10 in. across (20-25 cm), adorned with frilly edged petals and a bright green throat. Borne in clusters of four, they sit with majesty atop a stout leafless stalk.