The Amaryllis Family: Hippeastrum harrisonii

Hippeastrum harrisonii in bloom

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.
Hippeastrum harrisonii
Photo © copyright 2007. From I.B.S. Seed Exchange;
used by permission of Herb Kelly; all rights reserved.

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Last revised: 04 December 2007
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