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Hippeastrums

Hippeastrum species and hybrids

Family: Amaryllidaceae


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.

If you operate a nursery that specialises in Hippeastrums or other bulbs and supplies the public in Qld consider advertising. More information about advertising.

More Online Information


Amaryllis or Hippeastrum ? Pinecrest Plant Guy blog, Miami
Amaryllis belladonna (Brunsvigia rosea) and Hippeastrum hybrids University of California Cooperative Extension Central Coast & South Region (PDF)
Hippeastrum Hybrid - Amaryllis Cal's Plant of the Week, University of Oklahoma
Hippeastrum 'vittatum' Hybrid Cal's Plant of the Week, University of Oklahoma
Hippeastrum x hybridum University of Florida (PDF)
Amaryllis University of Florida
Amaryllis The University of Georgia
Amaryllis (Hippeastrum hybrid) Union County College, New Jersey
Amaryllis - Hippeastrum (lots of pictures) Patricia's Garden, Florida, USA
The Amazing Amaryllis: Queen of Bulbs Montgomery County, Maryland
Hippeastrum puniceum (Lam.) Kuntze; Flora of Kaxil Kiuic, Yucatan, Mexico
Amaryllids In A Southern Garden A 1943 article by Elizabeth Lawrence Raleigh of North Carolina, USA
Amaryllis Photo Gallery US National Arboretum
Hippeastrum propagation Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Amaryllidaceae.org A website (in French) devoted to this family, which includes many popular warm-climate bulbs such as Hippeastrum, Zephyranthes and Clivia covering classification, biology, cultivation etc


Amaryllis belladonna

Amaryllis belladonna (Brunsvigia rosea) and Hippeastrum hybrids University of California Cooperative Extension Central Coast & South Region (PDF)
What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? (Amaryllis belladonna) Washington State University Clark County Extension
Amaryllis belladonna (PDF) at the Australian Weeds and Livestock website, NSW (discusses toxicity of weeds and other plants to animals)
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