Amaryllis belladonna – Naked Lady Lily

This plant grows from a large bulb that sits on, or close to, the surface of the soil. Extravagant pink flowers rise on bare stems in mid-summer.

Named hybrids are hard to come by as Amaryllis set seed relatively easily. In our garden, as well as the species, we also have the plant pictured below – which I take to be the result of back-crossing an Amaryllis / Brunsvigia hybrid with the A. belladonna species. That would make it A. belladonna x “Multiflora Rosea” though it may be a similar wild hybrid clone. Extraordinary either way.

Click here to view the Amaryllis belladonna page in Karin’s Garden.