The Back of Each Petal Sports Streaks of Green!
The scarlet petals are perfectly sculpted, their charmingly curved tips revealing streaks of green among the red on the undersides. Very long-lasting, they offer a turk's cap look to the traditional Amaryllis display, combining well with other spider-flowered as well as more traditional Hippeastrum varieties. The stems are sturdy as well, reaching 18 to 24 inches long and prepared for the many weeks of bloom from every bud!
Grow Amaryllis any time of year - just pot the bulbs 6 to 8 weeks before the date you want it to begin blooming! Plant your bulb in a 6- to 8-inch pot or space closer if planting more than one together. Keep about 1/3 to 2/3 of the bulb exposed above the soil, and water it in thoroughly. Unless the soil looks dry, you should not water it again until green shoots appear. When the first growth appears, move the plant into a sunny spot and keep it well-watered until it blooms. Once the blooms open, move it out of direct sunlight to prolong the life of the flowers.
After the blooms pass, place the pot back in a sunny spot and keep watering and feeding it until the leaves turn yellow. (Most Amaryllis remain green for months, their deeply colored, strap-like foliage an attractive addition to the home or office.) When the foliage dies back, stop watering and keep the bulb potted up in a dry, cool place. Let it rest for at least 10 weeks before beginning the process all over again, and re-pot bulbs every 3 to 5 years to keep flowering at a peak.
If you live in a mild climate, Amaryllis will grow beautifully in your garden. Plant the bulbs about 8 inches deep, spacing 6 to 8 inches between plants. Fertilize the soil about 3 weeks after planting. Our top-size bulbs are certain to bloom heavily for many years. Zones 10-11.
|Zone||10 - 11|
|PlantHeight||18 in - 24 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Gift, Indoor Growing|
|Bloom Color||Green, Multi-Color, Red|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Containers, Cut Flowers, Houseplant, Ornamental|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|