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

 

Our Autumn Planting bulbs can be Pre-ordered now for delivery in Autumn 2018

 

 

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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 'Tosca'
Tosca is a Galaxy Group hippeastrum.  Each bulb can produce several stems each with 3 or 4 large flowers.  The flower colour is evoctive of some orchids being finely veined reddish purple on white with a hint of green particularly on the lower petals.   ..
Hippeastrum 'Tosca'
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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