Amaryllis belladonna is a fine flowering bulb from Temperate South Africa. The purple shaded flower stalk grows rapidly to 0.5m from established bulbs. These prefer a well drained situation where a good baking in the sun is possible. In their native South Africa following a wild fire flowering is prolific.
The strap shaped leaves appear after flowering giving energy to the bulb. These detest disturbance so plant for a purpose and don’t allow encroaching vegetation to weaken the established bulbs. Although the rosy pink flowers are short lived this is a plant well worth establishing in the garden.
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