More Information About Hippeastrum
Hippeastrum species (better known by the common name Amaryllis) have long been thought of strictly as houseplants...every Christmas you buy a hippeastrum bulb, look at the flowers for a week, then look at green leaves for the next several years, and then compost them. Many of the early hippeastrum hybrids, however, were bred with more winter-hardy species to make superb garden specimens as evidenced by the massive clumps seen throughout the Southeast. Older hippeastrum cultivars are usually available only as pass-along plants from neighbors and friends. We thought it would be great to make these wonderful hippeastrum selections available on a larger scale.
For best results, good soil drainage in winter is helpful. Hippeastrum are easy to grow as long as they are planted in full sun and well-drained soils.
The common name of Hippeastrum is Amaryllis. That can cause some confusion because there is also a genus Amaryllis that is a relative of, but not the same as Hippeastrum (both are also known as amaryllids). The genus Amaryllis goes by the common name "belladonna lilies" and the genus Hippeastrum goes by the common name "amaryllis". Confusing huh? Regardless, when you're ready to buy hippeastrum (amaryllis) for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online offering of hardy hippeastrum for sale.