Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

Hippeastrum, commonly known as Amaryllis, are bulbous plants that are members of the Amarylidaceae family. The genus is native to tropical and subtropical regions of South and Central America but they have been intensively bred elsewhere since the 19th Century so that many hundreds of hybrids and cultivars are now available. Hippeastrum are tender perennials (RHS Hardiness rating H2) with large fleshy bulbs that are susceptible to frost so in the UK they are usually grown inside in pots.

 

With their archetypal impressive, easy to grow, festive blooms they have become increasingly popular as gifts for Christmas. Bulbs planted from October through to January flower from 6 to 10 weeks later to produce beautiful large ornamental blooms from Christmas through to Spring. In Summer the pots may be placed outdoors in partial shade and, appropriately cared for, they should bloom again for many years. 

 

The impressive flowers, supported on smooth hollow stems, 25 to 90 cm high, are mostly large and funnel shaped with colours ranging from red through pink, orange and delicate shades of white, often with exquisite markings. Depending upon the variety one bulb can produce several stems and each stem can support from 2 to 12 flowers.

 

We supply customers with top quality optimum-sized bulbs from our well reviewedGold Medal-Winning, collection that we deliver from September through to December ready for Autumn or Winter planting. Our range is listed under the headings Large’, ‘Double’, ‘Special and Cybister according to bloom type. Our single standard charge for postage and packaging applies for all hippeastrum orders.

 

Our Hippeastrum BULBS are available from SEPTEMBER until DECEMBER

 

 

 

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Hippeastrum 'Luna'
Hippiastrum Luna has elegant, trumpet-shaped, white flowers with a pale green tinge that deepens into the throat.  A bulb can produce up to 4 stems each with several flowers to give an impressive display.  The gardening writer Barbara Segall has written enthusiastically about the variety. ..
Hippeastrum 'Luna'
Quantity: 1 Bulb
Price £7.95
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Hippeastrum 'Minerva'
Hippeastrum Minerva has large single flowers, red in colour with a distinctive white stripe and intricate patterning.  This reliable cultivar produces up to 3 stems per bulb each with up to 4 flowers.  It is attractive in a pot or as cut flowers. ..
Hippeastrum 'Minerva'
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Price £7.95
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Hippeastrum 'Monte Carlo'
Monte Carlo is a Galaxy Group hippeastrum.  It has large red flowers with a white central streak and veining on each wide petal.  A classic cultivar that has multiple flowers on each stalk.  A guaranteed winner. ..
Hippeastrum 'Monte Carlo'
Quantity: 1 Bulb
Price £8.95
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Hippeastrum 'Nymph'
Hippeastrum Nymph has huge double white flowers delicately veined with red.  This magnificent cultivar would be the centrepiece of any display.  ..
Hippeastrum 'Nymph'
Quantity: 1 Bulb
Price £7.95
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Hippeastrum 'Picotee'
Hippeastrum Picotee is a charming compact variety. Its elegant flowers are white but edged in a fine line of red. Easy to grow and typically multi-stemmed and multi-flowered it should give weeks of floral delight. ..
Hippeastrum 'Picotee'
Quantity: 1 Bulb
Price £7.95
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Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'
Red Lion is a Galaxy Group hippeastrum with large, trumpet-shaped, scarlet-red flowers.  It blooms around 8 weeks after planting, mostly with 2 stems and multiple flowers.  It is a very popular variety for display at Christmas and early in the New Year.  It has been granted the RHS Award of Garden Merit and makes an excellent winter seasonal present to complement the white-flowered 'Christmas Gift'. ..
Hippeastrum 'Red Lion'
Quantity: 1 Bulb
Price £7.95
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Hippeastrum 'Rilona'
Hippeastrum Rilona has large finely veined Salmon Pink flowers. This distinctively coloured variety typically throws two or more sturdy stems each with several blooms. ..
Hippeastrum 'Rilona'
Quantity: 1 Bulb
Price £7.95
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Hippeastrum 'Royal Velvet'
Hippeastrum Royal Velvet has very large single deep Burgundy Red flowers. It is an impressive long-lasting variety usually with four flowers on each of its sturdy stems. ..
Hippeastrum 'Royal Velvet'
Quantity: 1 Bulb
Price £8.95
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Hippeastrum 'Spartacus'
Hippeastrum Spartacus is a spectacular variety with large bright red and white flowers. This striking stalwart cultivar is easy to grow and usually throws 2 to 3 multiple-headed strong stems. ..
Hippeastrum 'Spartacus'
Quantity: 1 Bulb
Price £8.95
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Hippeastrum 'Splash'
Hippeastrum Splash has large unusually-shaped pointed double flowers, bright red in colour with a distinct star-shaped white centre - a spectacular cultivar as dramatic as its name suggests. ..
Hippeastrum 'Splash'
Quantity: 1 Bulb
Price £9.95
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Hippeastrum 'Sweet Lillian'
Hippeastrum Sweet Lillian is an exceptionally pretty, star-shaped, slim-petalled multi-flowerd cultivar. It is an exquisite variety with Pink and White flowers that are slightly scented. ..
Hippeastrum 'Sweet Lillian'
Quantity: 1 Bulb
Price £9.95
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Hippeastrum 'Terracotta Star'
Hippeastrum Terracotta Star has large single flowers, brownish pink (terracotta) coloured, delicately marbled and marked with cream. It is typically double-stemmed and multi-headed. ..
Hippeastrum 'Terracotta Star'
Quantity: 1 Bulb
Price £9.95
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Hippeastrum 'Très Chic'
Très Chic Is a Diamond Group hippeastrum.  Each bulb produces several stems, each with 3 to 4 large flowers.  This stylish cultivar has elegant red flowers, each petal has a white central strip and is veined with white shading to a pale green throat.  It looks lovely in a pot and as a cut flower in an arrangement. ..
Hippeastrum 'Très Chic'
Quantity: 1 Bulb
Price £7.95
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Hippeastrum papilio
Papilio - the exotic Butterfly hippeastrum - a native of Brazil - has beautiful, gracefully shaped, variably coloured flowers - white or cream to pale or dark green with striped carmine, maroon or burgundy red markings reminiscent of some orchids.  Rightly granted the RHS Award of Garden Merit.  A real gem. ..
Hippeastrum papilio
Quantity: 1 Bulb
Price £9.95
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