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common name: Belladonna Lily, Jersey Lily
purple & green
poisonous or irritant
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Autumn flowering bulb producing umbels of six or more trumpet-shaped, scented, pink blooms, carried on stout purple or purple-green stems. The fleshy, strap-shaped leaves develop after flowering.
Well drained fertile soil in full sun, with protection from hard frosts. Alternatively grow in a cool greenhouse in a free-draining, loam-based compost. Plant bulbs in late summer, just below the soil surface.
From seed or offsets, removed in spring.
This is the true Amaryllis, whereas bulbs commonly sold under this name actually belong to the Hippeastrum genus.