Special Closure

Due to the 58th Presidential Inauguration, the U.S. Botanic Garden will be closed January 18-21, 2017. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on January 22.

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.