Amarine × Amarine tubergenii Belladiva Series

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
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The Amarine tubergenii from the Belladiva Series is an ornamental plant celebrated for its striking blossoms. It is hybridized from two popular bulbous plants, resulting in flowers that inherit best qualities from its parentage. The blooms present in clusters at the top of sturdy, upright stems, radiating a sense of elegance and robustness. The floral display is noteworthy, with each trumpet-shaped flower showing off six pointed petals, providing a star-like silhouette. The petals exhibit a lustrous sheen and can come in a variety of shades including pink, white, and various bicolor patterns, often with a gradient or marked contrast in the throat, where the petals converge. These blossoms produce a sweet fragrance which can be quite enchanting in a garden setting. Surrounding the flowers, you will find narrow, strap-shaped leaves that form a clump at the base of the stems. The foliage is typically a glossy, mid-green color, contributing to the visual appeal of the plant even when it is not in bloom. The leaves add to the overall lush appearance of the plant, creating an attractive backdrop for the show-stopping flowers perched above them. As a member of the Belladiva Series, the plant is specifically bred for robustness and an abundant show of the blooms, which are favored in cut flower arrangements for their beauty and longevity. This makes the plant not only a visually striking addition to gardens and mixed borders but also a popular choice for floral arrangements and displays.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Amarine, Belladiva Amarine

    • Common names

      × Amarine tubergenii Belladiva Series.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Amarine is not widely recognized for having significant toxicity to humans. There are no specific symptoms of poisoning documented for the ingestion of this plant. However, as with any non-food plant, it is possible that some individuals might experience a mild stomach upset or an allergic reaction if any part of the plant is ingested. To ensure safety, it is generally recommended to avoid eating ornamental plants and to keep them out of the reach of children who might inadvertently ingest them.

    • To pets

      Amarine is also not widely known for being toxic to pets. That said, cats and dogs may have different sensitivities compared to humans, and the ingestion of non-food plants can potentially cause gastrointestinal upset, such as vomiting or diarrhea, in pets. If a pet ingests this plant and shows any signs of distress, it is best to consult a veterinarian. It is always good practice to keep an eye on pets and prevent them from chewing on or ingesting ornamental plants.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Value: Amarine's large, colorful blooms add aesthetic appeal to gardens and landscapes.
    • Low Maintenance: This plant requires minimal care once established, making it ideal for busy gardeners.
    • Drought Tolerance: Amarine is relatively drought-tolerant, conserving water and surviving in drier climates.
    • Long Blooming Period: It has a long flowering season, providing color from late summer to autumn.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers attract butterflies and bees, aiding in the pollination of gardens.
    • Cut Flower Use: The blooms make excellent cut flowers for arrangements due to their beauty and vase life.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • As a natural dye: The pigments in Amarine can be used to produce natural dyes for coloring textiles or artwork.
    • Photography: The striking blooms of Amarine make it a popular subject for botanical photographers and artists looking to capture its beauty.
    • Crafts: Dried Amarine flowers can be incorporated into craft projects, such as homemade potpourri, decorative wreaths or pressed flower arrangements.
    • Floral Water: The scent of Amarine can be infused into water to create floral waters for use in home fragrancing or natural beauty products.
    • Learning Tool: Botany students can use Amarine in studies relating to plant hybridization and genetics due to its cross-genus origins.
    • Educational Gardens: Amarine can be planted in school gardens to educate students about bulb growth cycles and plant care.
    • Marker Dye: The petals of the Amarine plant can be crushed to create a natural marker dye for use in various crafts or temporary markings.
    • Fragrant Sachets: Dried Amarine petals can be used to fill sachets that will provide a subtle fragrance in drawers and closets.
    • Garden Layout Design: Due to their height and striking flowers, Amarine plants can be used by landscapers to create dramatic garden layouts and focal points.
    • Festive Decor: Amarine plants can be used as live decor during certain festivals, especially those that celebrate spring and floral themes.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Amarine is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Amarine is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Beauty and Splendor: The Amarine Belladiva, known for its stunning, bell-shaped flowers, symbolizes beauty and splendor, representing both physical and inner beauty.
    • Elegance: With its elegant appearance, the Amarine Belladiva can symbolize sophistication and grace.
    • Resilience: As a hybrid of Amaryllis and Nerine, the Amarine Belladiva represents resilience and the ability to thrive in diverse conditions.
    • Passion: The vibrant colors of the Amarine Belladiva's flowers are often associated with strong emotions and passion.
    • Pride: Due to its impressive and stately blooms, this plant can be a symbol of pride, celebrating personal achievements and confidence.

Every 7-10 days
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Late summer to autumn
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Belladiva Amarine should be watered when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, typically once a week during the growing season. It's essential not to over-water as this can lead to root rot. Depending on the size of your pot and the indoor conditions, this may equate to around 16-32 ounces of water for an average-sized pot. During the dormant period in winter, reduce watering to every few weeks, just enough to prevent the soil from completely drying out.

  • sunLight

    Belladiva Amarine thrives in bright, indirect light but can also handle partial shade. The best spot for this plant would be near a window that gets plenty of light but is shielded from the harsh midday sun. Avoid placing it in full, direct sunlight, especially during summer, to prevent leaf burn.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Belladiva Amarine enjoys moderate temperatures and should be kept in an environment that ranges between 60-75 degrees Fahrenheit. It can survive minimum temperatures down to around 50 degrees Fahrenheit, but growth may be inhibited below this threshold. Keep the plant away from cold drafts and sudden temperature changes for optimal health.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune Belladiva Amarine primarily to remove spent flowers and yellowing leaves, which encourages the plant to focus energy on new growth. The best time for pruning is after it finishes blooming. Deadheading the faded blooms also helps prevent the plant from expending energy on seed production. Pruning can be done as needed throughout the growing season to keep the plant looking tidy.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for the Belladiva Amarine is well-draining with a mixture of loam, peat, and sand, ensuring good aeration and moisture retention. It should be slightly acidic to neutral with a pH ranging from 6.0 to 7.5.

  • plantRepotting

    Belladiva Amarine should typically be repotted every 2 to 3 years or when the bulbs outgrow the current pot, doing so after the flowering season.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Belladiva Amarine prefers moderate humidity levels around 40-60%, avoiding excessively dry or overly humid conditions that can lead to problems.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light and manage moisture.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in well-drained soil, full sun to partial shade.

    • Hardiness zone

      7-10 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life of × Amarine tubergenii Belladiva Series, commonly known as Amarine, begins with seed germination, where the plant first develops its root system and a small shoot that reaches toward the light. Following germination, it enters the vegetative growth phase, where foliage development and root establishment are the primary activities, allowing the plant to gather the sunlight and nutrients necessary for flowering. As it matures, the plant enters the flowering stage, producing large, showy flowers that are often pink or white; this is when it becomes most attractive to pollinators. After pollination, the plant may produce seeds, which can be collected for propagation or left to self-sow if the conditions are favorable. Eventually, in response to seasonal changes or at the end of its annual cycle, the Amarine dies back to its bulb, which remains dormant underground during the colder months. With the return of favorable conditions, typically in spring, the bulb re-sprouts to renew the cycle, leading to new vegetative growth and eventually more blooms.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Late summer to autumn

    • The most popular method of propagation for the × Amarine tubergenii Belladiva Series, also known as Amarine, is by division of the bulbs. The best time for this activity is after the plant has finished blooming and the foliage has died back, typically in the late summer or early fall. To propagate, carefully lift the clump of bulbs from the ground using a spade or fork, being cautious not to damage the bulbs. Gently separate the bulbs by hand, making sure each division has at least one growing point. Replant the bulbs immediately at a depth of about 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters), spaced approximately 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 centimeters) apart to give them ample room to grow. Water thoroughly after planting to help establish the new bulbs. It's important to note that the newly planted bulbs may not flower in the first season after division as they re-establish themselves.