Jersey lily

Large inflorescences bearing showy fragrant funnel-shaped flowers on a leafless stem, hence the common name of naked-lady-lily.
Common name : Jersey lily
Scientific name : Amaryllis belladona
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Amaryllis belladona is a perennial bulbous geophyte plant, bearing 2–12 showy fragrant funnel-shaped flowers. Bulbs are best planted just below the surface of the soil, with the neck of the bulb level with the surface. Amaryllis belladona is not hardy, so in colder climates mulching or lifting and overwintering is required. It requires little watering and is drought tolerant.

Sowing & planting



Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 7a
Height 45 - 100
pH 6 - 8

Plant my jersey lily

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my jersey lily

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Shelter my jersey lily

You have to shelter or protect this plant for the winter season.

Put outside my jersey lily

Take your potted plant out right after the last frosts.

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