Hippeastrum Benfica (season:Aug-Sep)
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Large and spectacular regal blooms. These rich coloured attention seeking blooms make a stunning display in the garden. Potted up in September they also make a wonderful Christmas gift or decorative center piece for the table.
How To Grow
Prepare the soil by adding organic matter and compost. Plant in a moist well drained soil, protected from wind but with plenty of sunlight. Leave neck of bulb protruding above the soil and side water weekly during dry spells as Hippeastrums don’t like overhead watering. Spray lightly with fungicide and protect from snails and slugs. For Christmas flowering, keep bulbs in the crisper section of your refrigerator until mid November
When To Plant
Our bulbs are seasonally available at leading garden retailers nationwide. Spring flowering varieties are in peak season February to June, and Summer flowering varieties and produce from June to September. Please contact your nearest garden retailer for availability.
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