Amaryllis belladonna blooming

J.E. Shields
Wed, 16 Aug 2006 15:50:03 PDT

Unfortunately, the sins of folks using English names for plants have caught 
up with you!  "Naked Ladies" when used in the U.S. Midwest usually means 
Lycoris squamigera, which is quite hardy here.  In the Southwestern U.S., 
it probably refers to Amaryllis belladonna and to various 
Brunsvigia/Amaryllis hybrids.  In the UK, I think it may refer to Colchicum 

Amaryllis belladonna just doesn't seem to like our climate here in the Midwest.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

At 03:37 PM 8/16/2006 -0700, you wrote:
>Growing up in rural Illinois, ( zone 5 ).  There seemed to be A. 
>belladonna growing in every old garden. .........

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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