These fabulous and hard-to-find Hippeastrums, better known as amaryllis Papilio look fabulous in the garden as well as pots on the patio. If potted, be sure to bring them inside when they’re ready to bloom, you won’t want to miss a single minute of their incredible color.
In the garden, plant in full sun or part shade where they will grow stronger and bigger every year. Plant with their shoulders slightly above the ground. Feed lightly until the green leaves begin to die back. These giant bulbs will grow and bloom the following spring. Hardy in zones 8 – 11.
In colder climates, plant Papilio in pots and put them outside in the sunny garden until frost threatens. Feed lightly until the green leaves begin to die back in late summer. Then bring them inside near a sunny window where they will grow and bloom the following spring.
1 jumbo bulb (the size of a large onion) ships with growing instructions.
Because plants are living and need to be cared for by you, they are only guaranteed for 7 days after the date of delivery
What can I say? I’m a California girl who began digging in the dirt when I was a wee 17 years-old. I still dig plants and veggies and flowers of all sorts and have spent the last 20 years as a full-time journalist gabbing about these subjects (oh yeah, and reporting news.)
Lately I’ve got the entrepreneur bug creating sassy Hose Clothes on the kitchen table and crafting other garden products such as plant tonics, aprons and other garden wares that you won’t find in other stores.