Amaryllis 'Sweet Lilian'
Amaryllis 'Sweet Lilian'
Amaryllis 'Sweet Lilian'
Amaryllis 'Sweet Lilian'
Amaryllis 'Sweet Lilian'
Amaryllis 'Sweet Lilian'
Amaryllis 'Sweet Lilian'
Amaryllis 'Sweet Lilian'
Amaryllis 'Sweet Lilian'
Amaryllis 'Sweet Lilian'
Amaryllis 'Sweet Lilian'
Amaryllis 'Sweet Lilian'

Amaryllis 'Sweet Lilian'

syn. Hippeastrum 'Sweet Lilian'

Amaryllis 'Sweet Lilian'

1 bulb — £14.90

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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 2023

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

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Description

Throughout the dark days of winter and spring, Hippeastrum 'Sweet Lilian' defies the gloom with its elegant, star-shaped, sweet pink flowers softly streaked with white. While delicate, these flowers are anything but shy and retiring—often measuring a whopping 15cm across. Amaryllis 'Sweet Lilian' makes a wonderful festive gift, often coming into flower just after Christmas. We recommend planting three per pot for an impressive, show-stopping display.  

Hippeastrum 'Sweet Lilian' is a bulbous plant hailing from Central and South America which, in frost-prone climates such as ours, tends to be grown as a house or warm conservatory plant. Water freely during the growing period, stopping as this comes to an end to give bulbs the dry dormancy it requires. The foliage very helpfully dies back to signal when this time has come (usually in late summer). Resume watering in mid to late autumn to trigger the bulb back into growth. 

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Suitable for indoors

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Needs winter protection

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Hippeastrum (Butterfly Group) 'Sweet Lilian'

  • Flower colour

    Pink, white

  • Bulb size

    24/26

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Tender

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Indoors
    Pots

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Multipurpose compost

  • 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

Useful information

    • Plant your Amaryllis 'Sweet Lilian' bulbs in pots from mid to late autumn and grow indoors

    • Plant the hippeastrum bulbs with the top half exposed from the soil surface

    • Place one bulb each in a 12cm pots

    • Place the bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards

    • Keep your Amaryllis 'Sweet Lilian' well watered after planting

    Read all Amaryllis planting & care instructions

  • 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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