Candy Floss African Amaryllis

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Rosy pink blooms with darker accents, the Candy Floss African Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Candy Floss') is a Symphony variety of Amaryllis that look like dreamy starbursts of candy pink! The light greenish-yellow eye just adds to the interest as multiple blooms open into enormous trumpets that encircle the strong sturdy stems!

Backed by a fan of strappy green foliage, these are gorgeous perennial bulbs that can be forced indoors for stunning winter décor! Fast-growing, the foliage is perfect for showcasing these enormous flowers and they look gorgeous on their own even when not in bloom.

Fantastic gift items, Candy Floss African Amaryllis can be planted outside in USDA growing zones 9 to 10, and cooler climates can plant Candy Floss bulbs outside but they will need to be lifted before frost and stored indoors in a cool dark location for the winter as you would with Dahlia and Canna Lily.

Planting and Application:

These candy-pink blossoms are cheerful and whimsical winter blooms that light up your holiday décor! Pot up in a fancy urn or a special vase just for forcing Amaryllis bulbs and create a spectacle of cotton candy hues. You won't need much because these fabulous blooms more than hold their own! Candy Floss Amaryllis are long-lasting full blooms, and the strappy green foliage shines in a bright, sunny window!

Candy Floss African Amaryllis can be planted outdoors in frost-free growing zones of 9 and up and look amazing in mixed or specimen plantings on your porch or patio! Create groupings and rows in the landscape for a grand early spring or summer pop of color that pollinators adore!

  • Creamy White Double to Triple Petals
  • Long-Lasting & Multiple Buds Per Stem
  • Tall Clumps of Strappy Green Leaves
  • Tropical Perennial Bulbs
  • Force For Winter Décor, Gift Plant & Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Preferring full sun outdoors and bright indirect sun indoors, Amaryllis bulbs should be planted in enriched, well-drained soil, pointed end up, with the neck and top third of the bulb above the soil. Then water moderately and mulch well. Disliking soggy soil, water sparingly to ensure the bulb has just enough moisture to grow. Amaryllis should be dead-headed as soon as the blooms fade, but the foliage looks handsome all growing season! Keep the handsome foliage intact and place them in a bright sunny window to make food for the bulb.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderately Moist Well-Drained Organic Soil
  • Deadhead After Bloom & Clean Mound When Leaves Yellow
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds Outdoors
  • Dislikes Soggy Soil

Cotton candy pink blossoms, the Candy Floss Amaryllis is a whimsical flowering bulb with bold blooms and eye-catching color that's unique for the season! Hurry and order yours today at Nature Hills and we'll ship your quality bulbs to your doorstep at the proper planting time for your growing zone!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Candy Floss African Amaryllis Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-10
Growing Zones 9-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hippeastrum 'Candy Floss'
Type Annual
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Spacing 4 - 6 inches