If you love naked ladies, and who doesn't? You will receive three large bulbs, one blooming snowy white, one a plush pink and the third some variety of pink to red to bicolor - extraordinary! Each blooms a cluster of wide, trumpet shaped blooms, and each is gloriously fragrant!
Good results with most kinds of garden flowers indicate gardening skill, but there are a few — like the Belladonna lily genus Amaryllis — where good results may be largely a matter of luck. The bella donna plant ranks high on the list of capricious, temperamental kinds. The beginner is as likely to have good results and blooms as the seasoned gardener with this Amaryllis species.
Naked lady Amaryllis belladonna bulbs produce lilylike pink or red flowers in summer on top of to inch bare stems. The flowers overwinter in U. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11, and with mulch can survive in USDA zones 6 through 8 as well. If you give them a good start, they require little care throughout their lives.
It is a small genus of flowering bulbswith two species. The better known of the two, Amaryllis belladonnais a native of the Western Cape region of South Africaparticularly the rocky southwest area between the Olifants River Valley and Knysna. Plants of the genus Amaryllis are known as belladonna lily, Jersey lily, naked lady, amarillo, Easter lily in Southern Australia or, in South Africa, March lily due to its propensity to flower around March.
I bought a house in southern MN 17 years ago. The first year I discovered the Surprise lilies in the flower bed, and some came up in the vegetable garden, even after we had tilled it! I can't seem to stop them from flowering and multiplying.
Naked ladies Amaryllis belladonna have an unusual manner of providing summer flowers. After the winter-growing leaves have died down for summer dormancy, in late summer, a bloom stalk of fragrant pink flowers emerges and blooms without leaves, or naked. The best time to plant naked lady is while the bulb is dormant.
There are two autumn-flowering plants with the common name of naked ladies. Amaryllis Amaryllis belladonna are closely related to clivias and hippeastrums. These large, pear-shaped bulbs flower in autumn.
I love the Barenaked Ladies. A beautiful if not sneaky South African flowering bulb that I have growing by my fence in my front yard. They just moved in from next door over the past few years.
Updated: August 14, pm. The naked ladies are beautiful flowers on top of a solid bare stem. Their leaves disappear in the early summer and the earth looks barren before the appearance of the blossoms which are up to four inches long. This most interesting of all the fall bulbs is known as belladonna or Jersey lilly in the United Kingdom, as the March lilly in South Africa and here in the United States as the naked lady.