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Amaryllis Flowers

amaryllis, amaryllis care, care amaryllis bulbs, hippeastrum, hippeastrum cultureAmaryllis flowers are huge, flaring, trumpet shaped, 8 to 9 inches across, borne in clusters of four atop sturdy stems. Amaryllis are easy to grow, they bloom year after year. These plants typically grow 24 inches in height and 12 inches in width. Amaryllis flowers can reach 12 inches across. The Amaryllis bulbs will usually produce two or more flowering stems, and will start blooming in just 6-8 weeks from planting.

In the warmest areas of the U.S. (Gulf areas, Texas, California), Amaryllis can be planted outside and left undisturbed to make absolutely spectacular garden displays in late spring. Where winters are colder, Amaryllis makes excellent patio or houseplants.

Amaryllis deep green foliage is attractive all year, and the blooms give you an unmatched display each spring.

Amaryllis Class.

Half-hardy perennial: Needs heavy mulch or protected location where winters are cold.

Amaryllis Best Use.

House Plant Container.

Amaryllis Bloom Season.

Late summer to early fall.  Winter blooming indoors, or can be forced into bloom.

Amaryllis Germination Time.

30 Days

Amaryllis Culture.

Sow indoors in a warm place (70 - 75 deg F) at any season. Fluorescent lights are helpful. Partial Shade (Sun part of day)

Amaryllis Planting Period

Amaryllis planting period extends from October to April.

Amaryllis Flowering Period (months)

Amaryllis flowering period late December to June.

Amaryllis Flowering Time

Amaryllis flowering period lasts for 7 to 8 weeks.

Amaryllis Planting in Cold Regions

In cold regions, pull up the bulbs before winter, and store them until spring.

Amaryllis Bulb Storage

Clean the bulb and place it in a cool (40-50 deg. F), dark place.


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