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St. Joseph’s Lily

December 9, 2016 Back to Picks >

Hippeastrum x johnsonii

The first hybrid amaryllis that was ever produced sometime around 1790 & one of the finest amaryllis for garden culture! Unfortunately, being an old heirloom plant, it�s not readily available in the trade. This outstanding Hardy Red Amaryllis is a spring bloomer producing stalks of many fragrant bright red funnel-shaped flowers with a white stripe on the inside. It has attractive, long, dark green, strap-shaped foliage that fades away in fall & returns in spring. This superb performer sets little or no seed & is much more tolerant of heavy clay soils & cold weather than other amaryllis. The combination of the brilliant red flowers, the spicy fragrance, & it’s unbelievable toughness makes it a bulb without equal!