Hippeastrum species and hybrids
Hippeastrum are tolerant of dry conditions and produce quite spectacular large flowers in spring. If you like flowers, be sure to try these easy to grow warm-climate bulbs in your Queensland garden.
Previously classified in the genus Amaryllis, they are still commonly known by this name overseas. Unfortunately, this can cause some confusion, especially as Amaryllis belladonna (commonly known as Belladonna Lily or Naked Lady because of their habit of sending up flowers before any leaves in spring) is also popular in cultivation. Hippeastrums are more likely to be encountered in Queensland, however.
Where to buy Hippeastrum in Qld
Regular garden centres in warm parts of Qld may have some potted Hippeastrum plants for sale. If you want to buy named cultivars, hard-to-get colours, rare species, seed, large numbers etc., you will need for seek out a bulb nursery that carries Hippeastrums.
For bulb nurseries, check the general Bulbs page.