Papilio Amaryllis (Butterfly Amaryllis)

Amaryllis Papilio (Butterfly Amaryllis) has striking blooms of maroon, bronze and cream on dark-green foliage. This rare variety of hippeastrum, is slow-growing and evergreen, producing 2-3 dramatic blooms per stem.
Zones1 - 10
Advantages
Good For Containers
Good For Forcing
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size20-24" tall
Bloom TimeWinter: 6-10 weeks after planting indoors.
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SizeBulb
SKUHC011384

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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Amaryllis Papilio (Butterfly Amaryllis) has striking blooms of maroon, bronze, green/cream on dark-green foliage. This rare and exotic variety of hippeastrum, is evergreen with 2-3 blooms per 18" stem. Hardy in zones 8-10, Papilio is slow growing and will not always bloom the first season, but is well worth the wait. If grown outdoors, lift before any chance of frost. In colder zones it can be forced indoors. Water regularly, but do not overwater or a allow the plant to become soggy.
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SKUHC011384
Common Name
Papilio Amaryllis (Butterfly Amaryllis)
Botanical Name
Hippeastrum Papilio
Flower Color
Red, White
Flower Size
Up to 6" flowers
Bloom Time
Winter: 6-10 weeks after planting indoors.
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
20-24" tall
Advantages
Good For Containers, Good For Forcing
Item Package Size
Bulb
Flower Bulb Size
20-22 cm
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Additional Information
Hardy in zones 9-11.
Zones
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Item Unit Of Measure
Bulb
Planting Time
Fall, Winter
Planting Depth
Place bulb so top inch or so of bulb sticks up out of the soil.
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Amaryllis and Paperwhites, are favorites for the winter holiday season. These bulbs are easy to grow with spectacular results. They need no chilling, and once planted can bloom in as little as 3-5 weeks for Paperwhites, and just 6-8 weeks for Amaryllis.

Tips For Growing Amaryllis (Easy!)

  • When planting your bulb, select a pot that allows about one inch all around, and at least two inches below the bulb.
  • Use a good quality soil-less potting mix or a blend of one part peat moss and one part coarse sand for planting.
  • Make sure to not plant too deep and leave the top of the bulb ("shoulder') just slightly above the soil.
  • Water in your newly planted bulbs thoroughly, but don't water again until the new sprout is well out of the bulb.
  • Once you have a sprout a few inches long, water regularly and soon your amaryllis will produce its spectacular, huge flowers.
  • Remember to turn the pot regularly to make sure the stalk grows straight, as these bulbs have a tendency to grow towards the light.

More guidance for growing Amaryllis: Amaryllis: Get Big, Beautiful Blooms Indoors

Tips For Growing Paperwhites

  • Select a container that about 3 - 4 inches deep (8 - 10 cm), without drainage holes.
  • Add 1-2 inches of gravel, stones or marble to the bottom of the container.
  • Place your paperwhite bulbs, pointed side up, on the gravel layer. Fit them in tightly, they don't mind being crowded.
  • Add water to the container so that it just reaches the base of the bulbs. Don't cover the entire bulb with water, or it could rot.
  • Check your bulbs daily and add water if needed.
  • When roots begin to develop, you can move your bulbs to a sunny window.
  • After they begin flowering, move the plants out of direct sunlight, so the blooms will last longer.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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