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Floris Hekker Amaryllis
One of the Most Sumptuous of all Amaryllis Blooms!

Floris Hekker Amaryllis

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One of the easiest of all indoor flowering plants!

Freely bears its magnificent blooms on strong stems!
If you are looking for brilliantly colored blooms to liven up your home, 'Floris Hekker' has arrived! These medium-size flowers are absolutely saturated with rich color! The deep orangy-red blooms with dark red centers shine as brightly as Holly berries.

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. Hardy only in zones 8-11, Amaryllis is a long-lived houseplant everywhere in the country.

Genus Hippeastrum
Variety 'Floris Hekker'
ItemForm Bulb
Zone 8 - 11
BloomStartToEnd Late Winter
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 24 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Gift, Indoor Growing
BloomColor Green, Pink, Salmon, White
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Containers, Cut Flowers, Houseplant, Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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