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Phaedranassa carmiolii

Queen Amaryllis

A perennial bulb that's native to Costa Rica.  The leaves are thick, glossy and strap-like, growing 15-20" long.  The flower stem is also 15-20" long and holds about 8-10 blooms.  The long trumpet-shaped flowers are a vivid deep pink with a bluish-green ovary and petals.

Native to Costa Rica, Queen Amaryllis forms a large bulb about the size of a baseball.  The leaves are thick and glossy, growing to about 15-20" long.  The flower stem also grows 15-20" long.  The long, trumpet-shaped flowers are a bright shade of deep pink and have a bluish-green ovary and petals.

According to the Strange Wonderful Things website, you can force the plant to flower by withholding water for 2 months.  It will then bloom in the third month.  This means, in theory, you might be able to get several flushes of flowers each year.

Over time, the bulb makes numerous offsets which can be separated from the parent bulb and potted up or planted.


20 in


12-15 in

Phaedranassa carmiolii Characteristics

Flower color

  • Red / Burgundy / Maroon

Foliage color

  • Green / Blue-green

Growth habit (plant shape)

  • Arching


  • Sunny all day - Coast
  • Morning sun

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Summer

Season of interest (foliage)

  • Spring
  • Summer

Your soil type

  • Loam
  • Clay-loam
  • Sandy loam

Water requirements

  • None - Low

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts hummingbirds

Suggested uses

  • Rock garden
  • Meadow
  • Firescaping
  • Green roof


  • South America