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Belladonna Lily or Naked Ladies

 

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This gorgeous flower has many identities: Belladonna Lily, Naked Ladies, or Belladonna Amaryllis. This plant produces green, leafy growth that emerges in spring and dies back by mid summer. In late summer, leafless stems produce elegant, pink flowers. Belladonna Lilies are hardy in zones 7 - 11 and are considered annuals in all other zones. (Amaryllis belladonna)

Zones 7 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Containers
Containers
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
Size Single Bulb - Bulb Size: 24-26 cm
SKU 25LILY1

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. Well, several other plants have the same blooming habit, (Example: Lycoris) and have been given the same nickname, 'Naked Ladies' or 'Naked Lady.' Isn't gardening fun?

SKU 25LILY1
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
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring / Summer
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 annuals in zones 2-6.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

All orders will be shipped the week of May 31st.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsBelladonna Lily or Naked Ladies
 
3.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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60%

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  • Outdoors (3)
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5.0

lovely Belladona lily

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from eastern OKla

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

  • Difficult To Store
  • Hardy Flowers In Okla
  • Pests & Disease

Best Uses

  • Lawn
  • Outdoors
  • Replanted In Wood Pot

Comments about American Meadows Belladonna Lily or Naked Ladies:

these blubs have been wonderful. always blooming and no care by me. lovely, replanted and are now up (spring time). Hope they bloom if not still nice to have ready for the coming years.

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1.0

No flowers

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from Novato, ca

About Me Avid Gardener

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Comments about American Meadows Belladonna Lily or Naked Ladies:

I planted 10 bulbs in a sunny, well drained area of my yard about 10 years ago and have never had a single flower. It's now February and the shiny green leaves look great. Maybe I'll get a flower or two this year (doubt it).

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

a fail

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from Reno, Nevada

About Me Avid Gardener, Generally A Green Thumb

Pros

  • None On This Product

Cons

  • Didn't Leaf Out Or Flower
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Best Uses

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Comments about American Meadows Belladonna Lily or Naked Ladies:

This product was a disappointment as it didn't leaf out at all or bloom. The bulbs, when I finally dug them up, didn't have any roots. I had called a representative who assured me I needed to be patient and that they would grow as expected. It didn't happen and they were not inexpensive to buy. In the past, I've had very good luck with products from your company.
Thank you

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

In Nebraska winter hardy, blooms in Aug.

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from south central Nebraska

About Me Master Gardener

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy

Cons

  • Needs water end of July

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors

Comments about American Meadows Belladonna Lily or Naked Ladies:

I plant in a flower plot. Be sure it gets water in late July in order to bloom in August. A real pleasure and surprise to see in Aug. a hot month.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Plant and forget!

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from San Francisco CA

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Lawn
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Pool Area

    Comments about American Meadows Belladonna Lily or Naked Ladies:

    These easily planted bulbs provide effortless spring-pink color at a time of year when many other flowers have faded. The attractive strappy leaves provide interest in the cool season, and serve as a reminder of where you planted them. A very neat plant, it serves as a nice lawn border in front of shrubs facing a swimming pool, but I've seen them equally lovely as clumps in wooded areas. They comes back year after year and multiply without fertilizer or any special care. Best of all, Naked Lady is drought tolerant and needs no summer water.

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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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