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Gift-Boxed Kit with White Athene amaryllis--jumbo bulb, special soil, pot and saucer. Just add water!

Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Forcing
Forcing
Mature Plant Size 20-24" tall
Bloom Time Winter: 6-10 weeks after planting.
Size Indoor Growing Kit - Bulb Size: 26/28 cm
SKU 21AMAR1

Ever grown an amaryllis inside the house? It's a snap. There can be rain, cold or snow outside, but all you do is water this "magic lily", and it zooms into growth. In just a few days, the stems arise, and in a few weeks the enormous flowers begin to open--huge lily blooms up to 8" across! (Our preplanted kit contains a bulb that will produce one or two stems, each with 3 or 4 flowers!) It only takes 6 to 10 weeks from first watering to full bloom and you'll have a big show for over a month.

Note about Gifts: If you are ordering gifts that will require shipping to more than one address, please create separate orders for each address, since shipping for each must be recorded separately.

Quantity Discounts and Corporate Gifts: If you'd like 15 or more kits, please call 877.309.7333, ext. 12 for special quantity discounts on this product.

Our kit comes in a beautiful gift box, ready for giving and includes:
1 jumbo amaryllis bulb - Athene
Plastic Pot
Professional Potting soil
Complete Instructions are printed on the back of the box.

SKU 21AMAR1
Common Name Amaryllis
Botanical Name Hippeastrum
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Planting Kit
Flower Color White
Mature Height 20-24" tall
Bulb Size 26/28 cm
Planting Depth Place bulb so top inch or so of bulb sticks up out of the soil.
Bloom Time Winter: 6-10 weeks after planting.
Days to Bloom 6-10 weeks after planting.
Flower Size Up to 8" flowers
Planting Time Fall, Winter
Advantages Easy to Grow, Containers, Forcing
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Getting Started
When Your Bulbs Arrive

Open the box right away and check the contents

Choose a standard size flower pot, so the large bulb has approximately 1" around the sides and at the bottom (these bulbs do not need much root space). Amaryllis do not need specific soil, however we suggest using soil, or a mixture of soil, peat and perlite (do not use pine bark, as it may encourage rot). Place the bulb so the top inch or so of the shoulders sticks up out of the soil (see below)

Shoulders above soil
Amaryllis can get top-heavy when they bloom, so a sturdy pot is best

Watering

Water very sparingly until the sprout is well out of the bulb. When first planted, place the pot in a sunny , and add "bottom heat" if possible. Many people do this by placing the pot on a radiator. Once the sprout appears, water regularly, but do not overwater. Overwatering is the quickest way to kill amaryllis. Your amaryllis will grow quickly and produce its spectacular huge flowers with minimal care.

Remember to keep turning the pot regularly to make the stalk grow straight, as they have a tendency to grow toward the light. Once the bulb is flowing, it is best to keep the plant out of direct sunlight. Your bulb will produce several flowers on each stalk and most will grow two or three stalks. Remove each flower as it fades.

Amaryllis Outdoors (Zones 9 - 11)

Outdoor Amaryllis
Photo courtesy of Floridata.com
Since these bulbs are tropical (native to South America), they can be grown beautifully outdoors in very warm and frost-free zones. This means from southern Georgia down through Florida, south Texas, and much of the Pacific coast. Planting time in these areas is usually September or October, and if the bed is well-cared for, the bulbs will stay in the ground and flower for years. If you'd like to propagate your amaryllis, our friends at Floridata.com have good Instructions.

Shop for all Amaryllis Bulbs and Kits

Aftercare:

After winter bloom, if you want to rebloom your amaryllis, it's quite simple.  When blooms fade, cut off the tubular flower stems near the top of the bulb, leaving the foliage to continue growing.

Water as usual and apply water-soluble fertilizer every four weeks. Once spring arrives and frost is past, sink the Amaryllis pot in the garden in a sunny place. Continue to fertilize. At the end of the summer when frost threatens, simply pull the pot out of the ground, wash it out, and take it inside, and allow it to dry out completely in a warm dry place like a utility room.  Once the leaves are dead and the bulb dry (usually 5 to 6 weeks), the bulb is ready for repotting.  Simply cut off the dry leaves, and repot your bulb in fresh potting soil and start the growing cycle again.

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American MeadowsAthene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit
 
4.3

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3.0

Lovely flowers but they don't last long.

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from Grand Junction, CO

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive

Cons

  • Bulb Somewhat Shriveled
  • Flowers Short-lived

Best Uses

  • Indoors

Comments about American Meadows Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

The flowers are large and attractive. I love them, but they do not last as long as other amaryllis flowwers I've grown. The bulb was a little shriveled, and I think this had an effect on the quality of the enitre plant.

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5.0

Unbelievable!

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from Riverside, California

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        Comments about American Meadows Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

        The bulb is huge, grows exceptionally tall. After blooming I planted outside in amaryllis bed. I live in Southern California. I have 3 large amaryllis beds. The bulbs from American Meadows duplicate faster. grow taller, look healthier, have stronger greenery and some have bloomed twice in a year.
        Got new computer and do not know how to attach picture.

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        5.0

        Gigantic Multiple Blooms!

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        from Riverside, CA

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        Pros

        • Large Bulb
        • Long bloom time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Now outside
        • Reliable growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Beautified home

          Comments about American Meadows Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

          I had to show neighbors the amaryllis I got, They could not believe the size of the blooms. I supported the plant with PVC and put in larger pot so blooms would not droop. I planted outside with other amaryllis beside the ones I bought the preceeding year. They are larger and healthier looking than all my other amaryllis.

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          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

          • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
          • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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