Amaryllis belladonna

belladonna lily

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil or in loam-based compost, such as John Innes no2, with additional leaf mould and sharp sand
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: September to November
  • Other features: showy, scented flowers
  • Hardiness: frost hardy

    A gorgeous autumn-flowering bulb producing long purple or purple-green stems topped with massive funnel-shaped, scented pink flowers. The long fleshy, strap-like leaves are produced after flowering. It looks lovely when grown in pots on the patio, or in milder climates in the middle of a warm, sunny border.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs just below the soil in spring or late summer. During the growing season water frequently and feed every month with a balanced liquid fertiliser, keep dry over winter.

  • Harmful if eaten

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