Amaryllis belladonna also known as Naked Lady is native to South Africa.
Bold strap like leaves in clumps 2 to 3 feet across in fall and winter; dormant in late spring and early summer, it flowers in August. Clusters of 4 to 12 trumpet shaped, rosy pink, fragrant flowers bloom on top of bare, reddish brown stalks 2 to 3 feet tall. The extract from this bulb was the poison of choice in Medieval Italy, an interesting bit of trivia.
The Amaryllis belladonna is hardy in mild winter areas; needs to be grown in a container in colder areas. This plant will grow in almost any soil; drought resistant and very long lived. Set the bulb even with the ground level in full sun. Lift and divide clumps infrequently; it may not bloom for several years if disturbed at the wrong time.
We are offering a large bulb 2 inches in diamater or greater. Depending on the time of the year it is purchased these plants might be dormant (not have any leaves)