Benfica is a Portuguese sports club. I can't find if the football
team is for whom this bulb was named by Penning in 2001.
The best thing about this bulb besides its great beauty is the incredible fragrance.
Not many Amaryllis have fragrance. This is probably the second most popular Hippeastrum in the trade.
I bought Benfica from Longfield Gardens. I can't remember Appleblossom's source but it may have been a big box store. Growing it over summer in a big pot increased its size.