Hippeastrum 'Blossom Peacock'
Blossom Peacock Amaryllis
Item #: 9748
Zones: 7b to 10b, at least
Height: 20" tall
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Hippeastrum 'Blossom Peacock' has been one of the most stunning bulbs in our garden trials at JLBG. Our oldest plantings are more than a decade old, and in that time, have formed dense clumps. The 20" tall, thick stalks emerge for us in mid-May, topped with huge, 7" full double, sweetly fragrant flowers with bicolor red and white flowers. Where they aren't winter hardy, they make superb container plants, as long as they are fed well when the foliage is growing. Hippeastrum 'Blossom Peacock' is a 1997 breakthrough introduction from Japan's Miyake Nursery.
Hippeastrum 'Blossom Peacock' makes a maintenance-free perennial in the garden, dying to the ground in winter and sprouting again in spring.
Hippeastrum prefer well-drained soils, which is especially important in the winter months. We have had the best success with these in part sun for 2-6 hours per day. When the clumps get large, they can be divided and spread around the garden. Anytime they aren't in flower and the ground isn't frozen is fine to dig and replant them.
Most commercial hippeastrum cultivars are sterile, but are still able to provide nectar for native bumblebees.