Schedule Change

On Friday, September 19, the U.S. Botanic Garden's outdoor National Garden will close early at 5 p.m. It will reopen for regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m.

Spider Amaryllis

Hippeastrum 'Chico'
Plant Botanical Name: 
Hippeastrum
Plant Sub Species or Variety: 
'Chico'
USBG Plant Location: 
Conservatory

Hippeastrum 'Chico' is a relatively new, narrow-petaled cultivar, known as 'spider amaryllis.' Hippeastrum is the genus of bulbs from South America, while Amaryllis is the genus from South Africa. They are both in the Amaryllis family.