Friday, May 20, 2011

'San Antonio Rose' Amaryllis

Though its vegetation is still sparse as it recovers from our winter's hard freeze, my 'San Antonio Rose' Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'San Antonio Rose') is sending up a few bloom stalks - providing some much needed color.

Each stalk ends in two opposite facing flowers of bright red with white-green throats.  A couple of stalks have already opened, with a couple more on the way.

After the flowers fade, the growth will thicken up as the season progresses, eventually forming clumps.  The wide, strap-like leaves each have a reddish stripe on their underside.  If winter temperatures stay in the 20s, the leaves will remain.  Otherwise, it will lose most and have to recover.

Planted in the Ground
  • Autumn Fern (Dryopteris erythrosora): Added thirteen to the second tier of my Three Tiers bed.  Hope to eventually border with Purple Shamrock.


  1. Wow, I love that amaryllis! And your bunny statue. Cute garden you've got. Ronny, it was a BLAST talking with you today. Maybe you can come on CTG and talk about snakes?! Added you to CTG's blogroll: I'm so bad about keeping up. And go for your "gardener's day dreams" idea!

  2. Linda: I enjoyed talking too - it was fun discussing plants, critters & fitness. And really appreciate being added to CTG's blogroll - that's way cool!

  3. Ronny, are the Amaryllis really blooming that late in the Austin area or is it just this kind?
    My Amaryllises have been blooming more than 6 weeks ago here in the Houston area. They didn't last as long this year as they usually do because of the unusual heat had been setting in so quick and so early this year.
    Paula Jo

  4. PJ: I'm thinking its this variety; my other Amaryllis finished blooming a few weeks back. After all those blooms are spent, then this one starts sending up some stalks (its foliage tends to withstand the cold a little better too).