Hippeastrums are one of the toughest and most colourful warm climate bulbs available. They do have a period of dormancy over winter, where the leaves may either die back or mostly die back, but they burst in to life each Spring and flower for several months with enormous flowers in a miriad of colours.
They prefer well drained soil in full sun, but are not overly fussy. They can be left for many years without being divided.
Our Hippeastrums are a carefully selected mix of quallity plants in beautiful colours, ranging from pure white, red, orange, striped flowers, and pastel shades. A few are even doubles, but there is no guarantee as to what colour or type you will get, it is entirely a lucky dip.
The bulbs we have at the moment are good sized bulbs, but they may not be quite big enough to flower in the coming season.
Hippeastrums are commonly, but incorrectly sold as Amaryllis. The true Amaryllis is Amaryllis belladonna and the correct botanical name for Hippeastrums is simply to refer to them as Hippeastrum species. We don't mind what you want to call them, so long as we know we're both talking about the same plant!
Important information about your order
We post to all states except WA, TAS & NT
All of our plants are posted bare-rooted, wrapped in slightly damp paper
We try not to trim back plants for postage unless we really have to - for example our Gingers and Heliconias are trimmed back to rhizomes as they post and plant better this way
We post on the Monday after payment has been received. Payment needs to have been recieved by 8am Monday to be included in that day's mail
All items are sent with tracking and where an order totals over $100 it will require a signature on delivery
We inspect every plant before it leaves us to make sure we are sending you healthy, good-sized plants that will perform well in your climate
When you receive your plants
Please unpack the box as soon as possible
If you're not ready to plant, leave your plants in a cool, shady place either wrapped in damp paper or in a tub of water until you are ready
Look out for our discount cards - we often reward our customers with a discount voucher so we'll put one in your box whenever we have a promotion running
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Oct 2017
The hippeastrum i got was great and i found that was the best way to get my hippeastrum with a bit of a flower on it. I have brought hippeastrun from other places but they are not as good you only get the bulb with roots and nothing on it at all.
Posted by Toni Moore on 18th Oct 2017
Very healthy bulbs and received in excellent condition.