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30 Amaryllis Belladonna Hybrids Pink Varieties Medium size Bulbs not Hippeastrum

30 Amaryllis Belladonna Hybrids Pink Varieties Medium size Bulbs not Hippeastrum

Regular price $48.98 USD
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Mixed Amaryllis Belladonna Hybrids

A mix of PINK, from dark to light and rarely a white or red will be mixed in. Mixed medium size bulbs!

Definitely one of the most exciting bulb-growing developments of the last 100 years, these Amaryllis belladonna hybrids are bred from crosses between the common old-fashioned pink "naked lady" amaryllis and related South African bulbs. Each bulb you buy will be a genetically unique plant from this unique hybridizing program. These are bound to include some very exciting surprises in a wide range of colors from white through all shades of pink to various shades of red. We cannot say what the colors of each bulb will be, but all are grown from hand pollination's involving the very best parent plants, and when you see the results it is almost like being a hybridizer yourself! In the future we may sell specific selections (certainly more expensive) but not now. All of these hybrids (including the pink tones) are improved from the old pink original, having more flowers, larger flowers, and more striking coloration. This may be your only opportunity to get these unique bulbs.

Being closely related to narcissus, these are also deer-proof, gopher-proof, as easy to grow as weeds, growing in sun or part shade in any type of soil. Blooming each year in the dry season, without any little to no watering required for survival, they are obviously highly drought-resistant, being one of the few summer or autumn flowering bulbs that can do so without being watered. This is due in part to their extensive fleshy root systems and large bulbs, and also to the fact that they have no leaves at this time, hence the name "naked ladies." The lush, shiny green leaves (about a foot long) are somewhat like those of clivias or agapanthus, and are produced during the winter and spring rainy season.

The Amaryllis Belladonna for sale here are mixed sizes. These should flower after one or two good growing seasons. Even huge bulbs often don't flower for a year or two because they don't like transplanting. We also have *huge* jumbo size bulbs available if you are willing to pay the cost, but these may be a better value because the large ones are so expensive to ship.

Grow outside in zones 8-10..maybe zone 7 with mulch and a protected spot. It is also possible to grow these amaryllis in pots, but I would suggest nothing smaller than a 5 gallon size as they need lots of space for their big bulbs and roots. Water occasionally whenever they are not receiving adequate rainfall.

The bulbs for sale here are an inch or two across and can bloom the summer following a good growing season. See the second picture for an example. Bulbs will vary somewhat depending on what is dug.

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