Amaryllis belladonna 'Alba'
Amaryllis belladonna 'Alba'
Amaryllis belladonna 'Alba'
Amaryllis belladonna 'Alba'
Amaryllis belladonna 'Alba'
Amaryllis belladonna 'Alba'

Amaryllis belladonna 'Alba'

"White naked lady"

Amaryllis belladonna 'Alba'

1 bulb — £4.90

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Description

When most people think of the garden Amaryllis, they think of large, trumpet-shaped lily blooms in shades of pink—and beautiful they are, too. But Amaryllis belladonna 'Alba' is a rare-to-find version, which first appeared in the 1930s. It has flowers of bright creamy-white. It is hardy, tall, fragrant—and stunning! Green-flushed flower buds start to develop in early summer, and by September and October, when the vast majority of summer flowers have gone over, heads of full, bright, lily blooms are carried on long, upright stems.  

This plant is referred to sometimes as White Naked Lady, because the flowers appear, as if naked, before the long, strap-shaped leaves develop. These leaves then stay with the plant over winter, before dying down in late spring and early summer. Ideally, plant Amaryllis belladonna 'Alba' in full sun, where the bulbs enjoy a good baking during the summer, before starting to bloom again in September.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • May need winter cover

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Amaryllis belladonna 'Alba'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Bulb size

    22/24

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Half - hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Cut flower gardens
    Gravel gardens
    Large containers

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost
    Sandy
    Stony

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten
    Skin/eyes irritant

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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