Nothing signals the onset of the holiday season than the appearance of Amaryllis bulbs. Amaryllis are one of the easiest, if not THE easiest, bulbs to grow! The bulb itself contains everything it needs to grow and produce blooms that will brighten your indoor spaces. Amaryllis can be grown with or without soil. Amaryllis blooms are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colors. Their beautiful blooms are a sight to behold during the dreary winter months.
About this Variety
Three amaryllis bulbs, sized 24/26 cm, (one red, one striped and one white) come pre-planted in a nursery bulb pan with drainage and topped with sheet moss for a festive finish. Included is an iron polished, brass-like decorative premium planter - approximately 8 x 8 x 5" plus stand.
- Force indoor
- Excellent for cut flowers
- Easy to grow for indoor forcing
- Perfect holiday gift
- Showy blooms
Indoors in Winter; 6-8 weeks after planting
Grows 16-18" tall
Centered in container. Deep enough so that the top 'point' of bulb is exposed above soil line.
Indoor forcing; Grow outdoors as Perennial in zones 7B-11.
Place in a warm room (70-75ºF) in indirect light. Keep soil moist. Water more frequently as leaves grow and flowers open. Turn plant when stems lean toward the light. Support-top heavy plant with stakes or small stones at the base. After the amaryllis has bloomed indoors, water and fertilize regularly. When leaves start turning yellow, water only as needed to keep the soil moist until the foliage dies. Maintain indoors. When all danger of frost has passed and when the ground outdoors is workable, bulbs can be planted outside to naturalize in USDA hardy zones 8-11. In non-hardy zones, dig up bulbs just before frost. Let dormant amaryllis remain dry through summer. Cut off dry, yellowed foliage just above the bulb. Repot every 2-3 years.
Amaryllis blooms will last longer if the plant is moved to a cooler place at night (45-55ºF).