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Amaryllis: Hippeastrum 'Amigo'

Botanical name: Hippeastrum 'Amigo'

Common name: amaryllis

also known as (knights star-lily)

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Planted
3
times

Sprite
created by:
chief cultivator

Mercer island, Wa

at a glance

Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
  
Zones: 9a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
annual
Categories:   
Attributes:

winter interest

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description for "Amaryllis: Hippeastrum 'Amigo'"

Like a faithful friend, 'Amigo' never lets you down at those times you need a morale booster the most... in winter, when fair-weather flowers fade from view. This bulb produces a pair of 18-inch-tall stems. Like two sticks of dynamite, they explode into fiery clusters of 4 dark pink/red flowers, each bloom a magnificent 8 inches across. Stage a friendly competition with a succession of potted sidekicks, planted one week apart. Size counts! You will see the difference between top size bulbs and smaller varieties. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

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