No South African garden would be complete
without Red Hot Pokers and Naked Ladies. They grow great together and they look great in
your garden Amaryllis Belladonna or Naked Ladies because they have greenery that comes
up in the summer and then dies back to nothing. Then all of a sudden in the fall you have
a big cobra head that comes up out of the ground with big pink Lily like blooms that
smell like Bazooka bubble gum. Their just a gorgeous addition to your garden and they’re
beautiful and they make great cut flowers too. Their Amaryllis family but their not
South American Amaryllis that you force at Christmas time. These are totally different
Amaryllis, they don’t force inside. They have to be crowded to bloom. So you plant them
outside in groups of three or more and wait until they get root bound then you will have
lots of blooms in the fall, every Fall. Because they have to be crowded, my trick is to plant
three together touching at least because then they’re going to get root bound quicker and
you’ll get blooms much quicker as well. So you plant them together in groups three or
more anytime of the year and just let them grow and grow and grow. Water them in the
summer. They’re a South African plant that doesn’t need any care at all. You just kind
of plant them and forget them and all of a sudden you’ll have these surprise Lilies in
the fall that are just gorgeous. The next plant will talk about is Amaryllis Belladonna’s
cousin, Neuron.