Amaryllis Belladonna "Belladonna Lily" Seeds
Hand collected, heirloom seeds only (NOT bulbs!!!)
Also known as “Naked Lady” and “March Lily”
If you’re interested in Amaryllis Belladonna flowers, also known as amaryllis lilies, your curiosity is justified. This is definitely a unique, interesting plant. Don’t confuse Amaryllis belladonna flowers with its tamer cousin, also known as amaryllis, which blooms indoors during the holiday season, however –same plant family, different genus. Read on for more amaryllis plant info and amaryllis flower facts. Amaryllis belladonna is an amazing plant that produces clumps of bold, strappy leaves in fall and winter. The showy foliage dies down by early summer and bare stalks emerge after about six weeks –a surprising development because the leafless stalks appear to grow directly from the soil. These bare stalks are why the plant is often known as “naked lady.”. It is also known as “surprise lily” for its proclivity to pop up seemingly out of nowhere. Each stalk is topped with a cluster of up to 12 sweet-smelling, trumpet-shaped blooms in shades of rosy pink. Amaryllis belladonna is native to South Africa, but it has naturalized along the California coastline. It is definitely a plant that thrives on neglect. Growing Amaryllis Lilies Amaryllis belladonna performs best in climates with warm, dry summers. A location with a protected southern exposure is ideal. Plant the bulbs in well-drained soil, about 6 to12 inches apart. Site the bulbs just below the surface of the soil if you live in a cold winter climate. If you live in a climate where temps remain above 15 F. (-9 C.), plant the bulbs so the tops are level with the surface of the soil, or slightly above. For spectacular impact, plant amaryllis belladonna bulbs in groups of three or more. Care of Amaryllis Belladonna Care of Amaryllis belladonna is as easy as it gets. The plant gets all the moisture it needs from winter rains, but if the winter is dry, the bulbs benefit from occasional irrigation. Don’t bother with fertilizer; it isn’t necessary. Divide Amaryllililies only when absolutely necessary. The plant dislikes change and may react by refusing to bloom for several years. By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Read more at Gardening Know How: Amaryllis Belladonna Flowers: Tips For Growing Amaryllis Lilies - www.gardeningknowhow
Retrieved 5 June 2017 2032 AEST The plant is considered poisonous to humans if ingested, primarily causing stomach upset if the bulb is ingested. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals also lists amaryllis as being toxic to both cats and dogs. - homeguides
"Choose a spot for your Amaryllis belladonna. This flower likes full sun, but it can handle partial shade.
Prepare your soil. Amaryllis belladonna likes rich soil that is well-drained and moist. If your soil is clay-like, add sand and compost or manure to improve the drainage and texture. Work the sand and compost or manure into a depth of about one foot. If your soil is sandy just add compost or manure to improve it.
Dig a shallow trench for the Amaryllis belladonna seed, about half an inch deep. Sprinkle the seeds in the hole and cover with soil lightly. Do no pat down.
Water the Amaryllis belladonna seeds regularly, about three times a week for three to five minutes a watering. Keep the soil constantly moist for the seeds." - .gardenguides
Amaryllis Belladonna is known to be toxic - be sure to wear gloves and wash hands thoroughly after handling.
*****Please note: We do NOT sell live plants at all!! Quarantine restrictions and inspection fees prohibit the sale of seeds to Western Australia and Internationally.