Amaryllis Belladonna (Naked Ladies)
Naked Lady Lily
Details24-36" tall. Amaryllis Belladonna have fragrant light-pink flowers appear in mid-August once their green foliage has died back, giving them the common name of “Naked Ladies.” Natives to South Africa they do well in the southwest and other hot, dry locations. They thrive in well-drained soil, naturalizing readily. They are perfectly suited for container gardens. Mulch over winter to extend cold hardiness. Cold hardy in zones 7-11. Grow as annuals elsewhere.
|Common Name||Naked Lady Lily|
|Botanical Name||Amaryllis Belladonna|
|Zones||7, 8, 9, 10|
|Ships As||Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||24-36" tall|
|Bulb Size||24/26 cm|
|Bulb Spacing||1-3 bulbs per sq. ft.|
|Planting Depth||Plant 4" deep|
|Bloom Time||Mid to late summer|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Well Draining|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant|
|Additional Information||Can be grown as annuals in zones 3-6. Hardy in zones 7–10.|
|Ideal Region||Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Amaryllis Belladonna (Naked Ladies):
VERY disappointing experience with a treasure plant. Our gardener and we are experienced and on two attempts with your fine product, we were unable to coax it to grow. Our hot and humid summer might have been the culprit as the bulbs were in suitable locations with good drainage. I recall these from my grandmother's garden here and wanted them for that reason.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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