Amaryllis Papilio / Butterfly

Amaryllis Papilio / Butterfly

SKU: 2473 Sold out

Shipping Window for this product: 1/1/18-2/28/18

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The scoop on Amaryllis Papilio / Butterfly

When people talk about amaryllis that looks like a big orchid - and they do talk - Papilio is the one being raved about. This variety, also known as the Butterfly Amaryllis, combines an exotic flower form with petals striped in a pale creamy green and deep cranberry. Always the last to flower, this beauty wraps up the amaryllis season with aplomb.

Why Grow Amaryllis?

  • Amaryllis flowers are showy; bringing over-the-top color to holiday decorating and winter windowsills
  • Hybrid amaryllis offer choices in red, pink, orange, cranberry, bi-colors and more
  • See our growing instructions (link at right) for super easy blooms, even for beginners
  • Flowering amaryllis are thoughtful, engaging holiday gifts
  • For those in warmer climates, amaryllis are also outstanding in flowerbeds where they develop into giant showy clumps and bloom with vigor in the spring
  • This beauty takes her time and often doesn't bloom until mid to late spring. Some things are worth waiting for . . .  
Note: These Papilio bulbs grew small this year and are not as large as the ones we usually offer. This is your chance to pick up a fancy variety at a great price!

Botanical Name: Hippeastrum Papilio
Common Name: Amaryllis Papilio, Butterfly amaryllis
Growing Zones: 8b-10 outdoors, anywhere on a sunny sill
Sun/Shade: Full to 3/4 day sun outdoors or grow in a sunny window
Flowers: Typically flowers in 10-16 weeks indoors and in spring outdoors
Flower Color: Burgundy and ivory green striped
Height: Grows 18-22" tall
Plant/Bulb Size: 24/26 cm in circumference