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Belladonna Lily or Naked Ladies

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Belladonna Lily is also known as Naked Ladies, or Belladonna Amaryllis. This beautiful lily grows green, leafy growth in the spring, then gives way to multiple pink blossoms from a slender stock in the summer months. The pink blossoms have a sweet fragrance. Plant Belladonna Lilies in containers and rock gardens. Belladonna Lilies are best planted in zones 7-10 and are considered an annual in other zones.

Zones 7 - 10
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rock Gardens
Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 24-36" tall
Bulb Spacing1-3 bulbs per sq. ft
Bloom Time Mid to late summer

Plant Information

This unique lily is a favorite of many gardeners. Its bulb and sap are somewhat poisonous, so don't taste them. It's hardy only from Zone 8 south, so has to be lifted and saved like a dahlia in colder climates. But believe me, it's worth the trouble. In spring, amaryllis-like leaves appear and die down. Then in mid to late summer, several thin but strong stems arise, each with a cluster of buds. In no time, you have a big bouquet of 4' pink lilies in full bloom. They're 'Naked Ladies' since they bloom on leafless stalks. But that brings us to their unique usefulness.

You know how your garden looks in mid and late summer. Most of the big glamour is gone, and everything is looking tired and hot. Well, beautiful Belladonnas love just that situation--hot dry weather--and they bloom to liven the late season show. Their leafless stems, and the fact that they're perfectly happy in partial shade, make them great for planting among hostas, daylilies, violets, hardy geraniums or anything else that has nice foliage all summer long. They'll just bloom up through the ground-covering foliage, and everyone will think you're a master gardener.

About the Belladonna Lily and its names. This plant is an interesting one. First of all, it’s real name is Amaryllis belladonna, and it’s the only species in the amaryllis genus. This means the Belladonna is the 'true' Amaryllis. All those big indoor-blooming things at holiday time are called 'Amaryllis' as a common name, but their botanical name is Hippeastrum.

And there's more. The Belladonna is a wildflower in South Africa, but it's also associated with the Isle of Jersey in the English Channel Islands. The Belladonna Lily is often called The Jersey Lily because of a famous painting of the very famous and beautiful English actress, Lily Langtry, holding the flower. The artist titled the painting 'A Jersey Lily' referring to Miss Langtry who was from the island. She and this painting became so famous, the name for the flower just 'stuck.' So in England, the Belladonna is often known as the 'Jersey Lily'.

And if you enjoy botanical confusion, there's even more. This plant is called 'Naked Ladies' for an obvious reason--the summer flowers are leafless on 'naked' stems.

Associated SKUs
25LILY1 (Bag of 1) - Out of stock.
AFBE501 (Bag of 1)
Common Name Belladonna Lily or Naked Ladies
Botanical Name Amaryllis belladonna
Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Bulb Size 24-26 cm
Bulb Spacing 1-3 bulbs per sq. ft
Planting Depth Plant 4" deep
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Containers, Rock Gardens
Additional Information Hardy in zone 7-11. Can be grown as an annual in zones 2-6.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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