Añañuca Amaryllis and the closely related Famatina are rarely cultivated South American genere from montane regions in the Andes. They make strap-like Amaryllis like leaves and upright stalks with most showy trumpet flowers in bright colors. Plants are summer growing and winter dormant. They require a very well drained, humus rich and rocky soil in full sun in a protected spot. In colder regions cover dormant bulbs with a thick mulch layer in winter to protect from freezing through. Alternatively grow in pots under cold glass or a cool wintergarden under frostfree conditions throughout the year.
Sow the black, paper like seeds flat in any rich, well drained, sandy soil in autumn (under frostfree glass in a sunny spot) or in pots outside in mid spring. Young bulbs should be grown under frostfree conditions for two years, keep pots during dormancy rather dry and cool at some 5°C. Transplant rhizomes in late spring.
All are USDA Climate Zone 7/8.
10 seeds per package.