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Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

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

Price: $19.95

Sale: $9.98

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Details:

Height: 20-24" tall
Bloom Time: Winter: 6-10 weeks after planting.
Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in mid October.

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Details
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
Estimated 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 Season Fall, Winter
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Containers, Easy to Grow, Forcing
Special Groups N/A
Native N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description

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.

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5.0

Unbelievable!

By The Rose Lady

from Riverside, California

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        Comments about 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.
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        5.0

        Gigantic Multiple Blooms!

        By May The Rose Lady

        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 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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          How-To Guides

          Foolproof Amaryllis, Indoors and Out

          Everyone loves amaryllis, and if you've grown them, you know how quickly and beautifully they bloom, almost like magic.  Any bulb with an eight to twelve-inch bloom that flowers in just a few weeks in a small pot has to be special.  That's why amaryllis has been the top "Indoor Bulb" forever.  It does just fine in very mild zones out in the yard, but in most of North America, amaryllis is a house plant, and one of the few that is happy to bloom indoors while the snow flies outside. Best of all, growing them beautifully takes absolutely no gardening talent or experience, and that's why they're so popular in "Gift Kits" for the holidays.  If you've never planted a seed or grown a bulb, you can be an amaryllis expert in minutes. Simply plant your bulb and add water. It's really that simple.

          Growing Amaryllis Indoors. (For Outdoor instructions, see below.)

          Most amaryllis are imported from Holland, and arrive in the United States during the fall season.  Then, they're sold in garden centers and online for bloom as houseplants during the holidays and into the winter. First, let's cover the basic "How-To" for indoor growing:

          When Growth Appears
          In Flower
          Minimum 60°
          Water
          Minimum 60°
          Water
          Water
          Heater
          Sparingly
          Bright Light
          Keep Moist
          Don't Overwater
          Keep Cool


          Pot, Soil and Watering:

          Amaryllis samba
          If your amaryllis doesn't come in a "kit" with soil and pot, you'll need to find a proper pot.  Amaryllis bulbs are the size of a very large onion (or larger), but they like to be somewhat crowded in their pots.  Choose a pot that allows about one inch all around and one or two inches below your bulb.  For soil, Martha Stewart simply suggests "potting soil" but another expert suggest 1 part loam, one part peat moss, and one part sand.  When you pot the bulb, be sure to leave its "shoulders" sticking up out of the soil.

          Once your bulb is planted, water sparingly until the sprout is well out of the bulb. (It won't take long.) Then water regularly and your amaryllis will produce its spectacular huge flowers. Remember to keep turning the pot regularly to make the stalk grow straight as they have a tendency to grow towards the light.

          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.

          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.

          See all Amaryllis Bulbs and Kits

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          Shipping

          Shipping begins in mid October.

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          As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Orders for in-season products ship within 2 business days. Depending upon your order date, we may hold your shipment to combine it with other products on your order, if applicable. See our Shipping Information page for more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

          Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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            Releasable Bulb Planter

          • Paperwhite Bulbs Chinese Sacred Lilies

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          • Apple Blossom Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

            Apple Blossom Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

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