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Products > Amaryllis belladonna 'Alba'
 
Amaryllis belladonna 'Alba' - White Naked Lady
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Onions)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Amaryllis belladonna 'Alba' (White Naked Lady) - A hardy bulb in mild-winter regions with long, dull-green leaves that emerge in fall and die back in late spring, forming foliage clumps to 18 inches tall by 3 feet across. Tall flower stalks appear in late summer with clusters of trumpet-shaped, fragrant white flowers, while the foliage is dormant. Will grow in nearly any soil type, as long as it drains well. Plant in full sun. Low water needs. These plants are grown from division of plants originally supplied by the late Jim Prine, a Santa Barbara gardener and friend to the nursery. The genus name Amaryllis comes from the Greek word 'amarysso' which means "to sparkle." In Greek mythology, Amaryllis was a shepherdess and singer and it is thought that she was the inspiration for the name of the plant with its beautiful pink flowers. It is thought that the Portuguese probably brought the amaryllis bulb to Europe as early as the 16th century.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Amaryllis belladonna 'Alba'
 
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