Amaryllis belladonna is a beautiful late summer flowering ornamental bulb native to south and south-west Africa. It s surprising hardy and despite its subtropical origins will survive outside in the milder regions of northern Europe - including the south of England.
Amaryllis belladonna will do best at the foot of a south facing wall where it can receive the maximum amount of heat and light from the summer sun. It will also require a certain amount of protection for the young leaves as they emerge in late winter and early spring.
If left undisturbed, new bulbs will develop and form clumps of plants over a period of years. Despite their long delicate-looking stems they will not require staking. Remove flowers as they die, but allow the stems and leaves to die down before removing.
Amaryllis belladonna has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit