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Scadoxus - Blood Lily

Scadoxus was once part of the Amaryllis genus. This hybrid Scadoxus performs well in light to moderate shade. Scadoxus is from South Africa and like many Southern Hemisphere plants blooms off-season, coming into bloom in Winter and continuing into early Spring. Scadoxus is winter hardy into zone 8, low 20°'s, though fresh foliage will be damaged at far higher temperatures. These bulbs are drought tolerant in the Summer months having lost their foliage, but prefer regular water and good drainage in the Winter. Scadoxus foliage reaches 18-24" in height.

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Scadoxus hybrid, Amaryllis