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La Paz Amaryllis Bulb

The Spider Lily Amaryllis. La Paz is for the connoisseur. Elegant thin-petaled flowers in deep red.

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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 50AMAR1
Common Name Amaryllis
Botanical Name Hippeastrum
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Flower Color Red
Estimated Mature Height 20-24" tall
Bulb Size 26/+ 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.
Planting Season Fall, Winter
Suggested Uses Containers, Easy to Grow, Forcing
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-11.
Ships to Canada No
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Description

With almost "Spider Lily" delicacy, this new beauty brings new elegance to the amaryllis group. La Paz gives you lots of flowers, each with thin, curling petals in deep velvety red.

Amaryllis How-To: Ever grown an amaryllis inside the house? It's a snap. There can be rain, cold or snow outside, but all you do is plant the bulb in a pot, 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! (Each bulb produces one or two stems, each with 3 or 4 flowers!) Then you have the big show for over a month.

Planting Amaryllis: Choose a standard size flower pot, so the large bulb has approx. 1" around sides and at bottom. (These bulbs do not need much root space.) Use soil, or a mixture of soil, peat and perlite. (Do not use pine bark.) Place bulb so top inch or so of bulb sticks up out of the soil.

Watering:Water sparingly until the sprout is well out of the bulb. When first planted, place pot in sunny window, and add "bottom heat" if possible. Many do this by placing pot on a radiator. Once sprout appears, water regularly, but do not overwater. Your amaryllis will grow quickly and 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. Once in flower, it's best to keep plant out of direct sunlight. Simply remove each flower as it fades. Your bulb will produce several flowers.

Aftercare: When all flowers are gone, 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. In spring, after danger of frost, sink the Amaryllis pot in the garden in a sunny place for the summer. Continue to fertilize. At the end of the summer, place the pot on its side and allow the soil to dry out. Cut off the dry leaves, and in about six weeks repot your bulb in fresh potting soil and start the growing cycle again.

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Reviews

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American MeadowsLa Paz Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb
 
4.1

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Pros

  • Long bloom time (5)
  • Low maintenance (4)
  • Vivid colors (4)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor pots (4)
    • Containers (3)
    • Indoors (3)
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    5.0

    High quality bulb

    By Forever in Gloves

    from New Virginia, Ia

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Containers
      • Indoor Pots

      Comments about American Meadows La Paz Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

      This is a unique amaryllis

       
      5.0

      Stunning Surprise

      By Sherry

      from Florida Panhandle

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Containers

        Comments about American Meadows La Paz Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

        Fantastic!Suprisingly different amaryllis

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Disappointing

        By Wizard

        from Texas

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

          Cons

          • Daily Maintainan Needed

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows La Paz Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

            I expected a spider. The entire plant looks like it might have been the first pink amaryllis brought over from - I believe it is Turkey that amaryllis come from. Definitely not a spider - simply thin petals on a spindly stalk. None of the other five amaryllis in the same windows that I bought this time tracked the sun. INDOORS this plant needed to be turned daily because the stalk tracked the sun, moving as much as 12 inches at the top. On two occasions the stalk bent so much that I had to lean the flowers up against the window because it was falling down to nearly horizontal. The second stalk came up after the first had died - not like the picture, which shows three stalks blooming at the same time.

             
            4.0

            An Arsty Amaryllis

            By Balisha

            from Byron, Illinois

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Large Bulb Size
            • Long Bloom Time
            • Spiderlike
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Containers
              • Indoor Pots

              Comments about American Meadows La Paz Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

              I wanted to try a new type Amaryllis. This one fits the bill. A tall spidery flower in vivid reds. It's not for everyone, but if you want something a little "Artsy," a bit unusual...something that looks good even when it isn't Christmas...this is the one for you.

               
              5.0

              Beautiful show of color at Christmas!

              By Deb

              from Urbandale, IA

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Large Bulb Size
              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor Pots

                Comments about American Meadows La Paz Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

                I ordered several bulbs for Christmas color, and was not disappointed...the bulbs were very large, easy to plant and all I had to do was wait for the beautiful blooms. Flowers lasted FOREVER!! Had many compliments on these amaryllis and put them outside so I can have a display again next year. Order these...you will not be disappointed.

                 
                5.0

                Stopped traffic

                By Emilie in Minnesota

                from Minnesota

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

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                Pros

                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoor Pots

                  Comments about American Meadows La Paz Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

                  I start all my amaryllis (I have about 20 blooming size bulbs) for an at-work display between the December holidays and spring. While the folks in the office are used to seeing my amaryllis come in, this bulb made more people come over to me and comment than any I've brought in before. I have quite a few in bloom at any one time, so I'm not sure about the fragrance. The shape and color, though, just drew people in to stare. This is a wonderful amaryllis!

                   
                  4.0

                  Worth the wait

                  By Of the Woodland Realm

                  from Minneapolis, MN

                  About Me Getting Started

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about American Meadows La Paz Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

                    These took a little longer to get started after putting then in the pot, than what I was expecting. But when they came, they were striking and beautiful. The blooms lasted 2-3 weeks.

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                    3.0

                    one of the three did not bloom, other

                    By mary

                    from Blakely, Ga.

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Fragrant
                    • Healthy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors

                      Comments about American Meadows La Paz Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

                      one of the three did not bloom, other two were great

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                      5.0

                      A must get Amaryllis bulb

                      By Shady Lady

                      from Pittsboro, NC

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                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Hardy
                      • Healthy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden
                        • Indoors

                        Comments about American Meadows La Paz Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

                        I have nothing bad to say about this Amaryllis. It performed marvelously. Bloomed twice and is now in my garden where hopefully it will thrive. I especially loved the color combinations and the shape of the blooms. Wonderful!

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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:
                        • Releasable Bulb Planter

                          Releasable Bulb Planter

                        • Paperwhite Bulbs Chinese Sacred Lilies

                          Paperwhite Bulbs Chinese Sacred Lilies

                        • Apple Blossom Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

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