Hippeastrum x johnsonii

Hardy amaryllis, St. Joseph's Lily

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Pot Size: bare root

Plant Description

Hardy amaryllis, a centuries old hybrid, is a reliable garden performer returning year after year in vigorous clumps. Not to be confused with the common, non-hardy, florist type that you bring in and force for the holidays, this one needs to be planted and grown in the garden in full sun and average, well drained soil. In late spring, multiple 20” tall, stout flower stalks are adorned with clusters of show stopping, brilliant red blooms with a striking white star pattern in the center. These rise well above lush, wide, strap-like leaves that take on an attractive bronze coloring in full sun. Clumps are easily divisible and deer resistant, plus flowers are sweetly fragrant. Plant hardy amaryllis for a big, bold splash of color for the middle of your garden. Good companions flowering at the same time might be sundrops, wild indigo, or Carolina bushpea.



Deer resistant




Container plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type











Bloom Time

Late spring

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Average, Organic, Sandy, Clay

Moisture Tolerance

Dry, Moderately moist

Pot Size

bare root bulb










Flower Color

Scarlet, red





Hardiness Zones

6, 7, 8, 9, 10