A perennial bulb that a cross between Amaryllis belladonna and Nerine bowdenii. It is smaller than an Amaryllis, but the flower is longer trumpeted, blooms earlier, and has the hardiness of a Nerine. Ours are blooming in early October. It has large magenta-pink flowers with dark stems. The leaves follow soon after the bloom stalk, but remain much shorter while in bloom.
Species Meaning: Named for Cornelius Gerrit van Tubergen and his nephews, Thomas M. Hoog and J M C Hoog, bulb growers in Haarlem, Holland
Plant bulbs with the neck just above soil level. During the summer they need to be kept dry and hot.
These bulbs appreciate being a little crowded, so don’t divide until they really have filled the pot.
The Belladiva series was originally produced for the cut flower trade. The colors range from soft pink to the color of Tomoko.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21009
Found in Pots,
Being grown in a terracotta pot.
We acquired this plant from Brent and Beckys.