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St. Joseph's Lily

Tulip of the South, St. Joseph’s Lily                                            

Hippeastrum x johnsoni         
hip-ee-AS -trum   jon-SOHN-ee-eye)

Perennial             Morning sun or part shade      Height 2’ Spread 2’    Spacing: 2’

HABIT:  Spectacular spring flowering bulbs. Long strap like foliage that often does appear until flowers fade away. Red funnel shaped flowers.

CULTURE: Easy to grow in well prepared soil, but will adapt to most all soils. Clumps can be divided and replanted in the fall or winter. Necks of the bulbs should be left just above ground level when planting.

USES: Spring color.

PROBLEMS: Finding the plant in nurseries.

NOTES: This plant will naturalize.

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