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Date: 16/06/01, updated on 16/01/02 (36 review reads)
Advantages: Lovely to look at
Disadvantages: Hard to grow
I planted a AMARYLLIS Belladonna Lily last year.I put it in a bed next to a south facing wall,it was well worth the gamble.It displayed large pink trumpet like flowers which lasted about 8 weeks.the leaves appeared in Spring and died down in eary Summer.About a month later the thick flower stalk appeared topped by 4 blooms.The species I grew was belladonna. the fragrant flowers measured about 3ins across. Stake the stems to avoid wind damage and cut them down once the flowering is over.Cover the crown with sand during the winter months.Full sun is essential, and any well drained soil will do.Plant out in eary July to a depth of 8ins spacing about 1ft apart.
Amaryllis hate disturbance.