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Hippeastrum 'Snow Queen' (Amaryllis 'Snow Queen')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hippeastrum 'Snow Queen'

Other names

Amaryllis 'Snow Queen'

Genus

Hippeastrum Hippeastrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Snow Queen' _ 'Snow Queen' is a large, tender, bulbous perennial with strap-shaped, dark green leaves and, from early winter to early spring, an upright stem bearing two to six, large, funnel-shaped, veined, white flowers with bright green throats.


Hippeastrum 'Snow Queen' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Any part of the plant may cause stomach upset if ingested

Flower

Flushed green, White in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Bulb scale mite , Narcissus bulb fly Bulb scale mite , Narcissus bulb fly

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation

Sow seed as soon as ripe with heat. Grow individually in small pots and repot regularly. Will not come true from seed; alternative method of propagation is to remove offsets in autumn.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Hippeastrum 'Snow Queen' (Amaryllis 'Snow Queen') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant bulb in autumn, burying one third of its depth in compost and water in. Once leaves start to appear, water regularly. Keep in bright conditions but avoid direct sunlight with a temperature ranging between 15-18°C.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Hippeastrum 'Snow Queen'

Other names

Amaryllis 'Snow Queen'

Genus

Hippeastrum Hippeastrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Snow Queen' _ 'Snow Queen' is a large, tender, bulbous perennial with strap-shaped, dark green leaves and, from early winter to early spring, an upright stem bearing two to six, large, funnel-shaped, veined, white flowers with bright green throats.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Any part of the plant may cause stomach upset if ingested


Colour

Flower

Flushed green, White in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Bulb scale mite , Narcissus bulb fly

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation

Sow seed as soon as ripe with heat. Grow individually in small pots and repot regularly. Will not come true from seed; alternative method of propagation is to remove offsets in autumn.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hippeastrum 'Snow Queen' (Amaryllis 'Snow Queen') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant bulb in autumn, burying one third of its depth in compost and water in. Once leaves start to appear, water regularly. Keep in bright conditions but avoid direct sunlight with a temperature ranging between 15-18°C.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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