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botanical name:
Amaryllis belladonna
Amaryllis belladonna © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Belladonna Lily, Jersey Lily
family:  Amaryllidaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.60m
width: 0.10m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: purple & green
main season: Autumn
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
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.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
From seed or offsets, removed in spring.

other notes:
This is the true Amaryllis, whereas bulbs commonly sold under this name actually belong to the Hippeastrum genus.

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