Hippeastrum harrisonii is native to Uruguay, where it is found growing along river banks. This beautiful wild species is related to the Striatum group. It requires constant moisture. In order to trigger the initiation of flowering, the plant may need to experience freezing temperatures. In these respects, it somewhat resembles Hippeastrum angustifolium from Argentina.
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The red flower has a black-red center. The plant is probably summer growing. It may experience frost or even snow in winter.
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Last revised: 03 December 2007
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