Late Summer planted

Hippeastrum x acramannii

Order Code: 56-14

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The spelling of acramannii is in some doubt, could it be ackermannii ? Having once seen a greenhouse full of these bulbs in flower many years ago near Taunton and admired them hugely (only later to find that the owner had died and the greenhouse had been demolished shortly afterwards) it was many years later that I was offered a stock from the Isle of Man and jumped at the second opportunity. These multiply well under unheated glass for us, but reading about them on the web others suggest that they are hardier than I first suspected. They are summer or early autumn flowering, its rich red and green trumpet flowers held high, dormant in early summer.  Its bright green strap-like leaves re-emerge just after flowering and remain through the winter.

Planting Instructions

These multiply well under unheated glass for us, Plant the bulbs in free draining compost in good light, about 3" (8cm) deep. They are early autumn flowering, the bright green strap-like leaves re-emerge follow soon after and remain through the winter finally going dormant in early summer. Water the plants whilst in leaf but allow them to dry out in the late spring for their short summer dormancy. 

Plant Details

Flowers    September

Height      18" (45cm)

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