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Carmen Square Amaryllis Kit

Growing Kit with red Carmen in a copper-colored pot. Made especially for us, this kit includes copper-colored pot, soil, bulb, and instructions.

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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 56AMAR1
Common Name Amaryllis
Botanical Name Hippeastrum
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Planting Kit
Flower Color Red
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
Suggested Uses Containers, Easy to Grow, Forcing
Ships to Canada No
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Description

Our luxury Copper-colored Amaryllis Gift Kits were made just for us! Each kit comes in a square copper-colored pot plus liner and potting soil. The jumbo bulb in this one is "Carmen", a deep cherry red with at least two stems of flowers. This one is a great quality gift, and everything is packed in the copper-colored pot, with a full-color top label and simple instructions. So even if your gift recipient is an old hand at amaryllis, you'll know they've never received a kit with a copper-colored pot quite like this one before.

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 kit contains a bulb that will produce at least two stems, each with 3 or 4 flowers!) Then you have the big show for over a month. It's just 6 to 10 weeks from first watering to full bloom.

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 for special quantity discounts on this product.

Kit Includes:
1 Jumbo Amaryllis Bulb - Carmen
Copper-colored Pot and Liner
Professional Potting soil
Complete Instructions.

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Reviews

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American MeadowsAmaryllis Kit: Carmen in square copper pot - Growing Kit
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

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Pros

  • Large bulb size (12)
  • Vivid colors (11)
  • Low maintenance (10)
  • Long bloom time (7)
  • Pest resistant (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor pots (6)
    • Containers (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (6), Casual hobbyist (4)

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    5.0

    Beautiful

    By Debra

    from Florida

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Large Bulb Size
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cut Flowers
      • Indoor Pots

      Comments about American Meadows Amaryllis Kit: Carmen in square copper pot - Growing Kit:

      It grew very fast in the pots out on the patio. When they started to bloom, we cut the stems and put them in the house. They bloomed fully and lasted a long time in a vase. When they were finished blooming, we planted them in the yard. They will bloom year after year and spread.

       
      4.0

      Great Color!

      By Happy Gardener

      from Kinnelon, NJ

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Containers
        • Indoor Pots

        Comments about American Meadows Amaryllis Kit: Carmen in square copper pot - Growing Kit:

        Enjoyed this plant. It looked great in the container provided. Hope I can get it to bloom next year.

         
        5.0

        Captivating Christmas!

        By Orchid Lady

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Large Bulb Size
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Containers

          Comments about American Meadows Amaryllis Kit: Carmen in square copper pot - Growing Kit:

          Sent this amaryllis kit to a dear friend for Christmas. It bloomed a fabulous red and she LOVED it! The anticipation as it grew was half the fun -- I kept getting emails about its progress. Perfect holiday color and she'll rebloom it next year, too.

           
          5.0

          Very Pretty

          By DD

          from Montgomery, AL

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Large Bulb Size
          • Low Maintenance

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Amaryllis Kit: Carmen in square copper pot - Growing Kit:

              A true Red if ever there was one.

               
              5.0

              Just like the picture

              By Steve the Learner

              from Burlington, Vermont

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Large Bulb Size
              • Low Maintenance
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor Pots

                Comments about American Meadows Amaryllis Kit: Carmen in square copper pot - Growing Kit:

                The bulb gave off 2 stems with a total of 7 flowers...just beautiful. No care involved and the kit has everything you need.

                 
                5.0

                Perfect!

                By Vyolett

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Getting Started

                Pros

                • Large Bulb Size
                • Low Maintenance
                • Reliable Growth
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Amaryllis Kit: Carmen in square copper pot - Growing Kit:

                    I bought this for the nurses at my health clinic and they just LOVED it! This is a great, unusual gift idea. Highly recommended!

                     
                    5.0

                    Kept it for myself

                    By Big Red

                    from SW Michigan

                    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 Amaryllis Kit: Carmen in square copper pot - Growing Kit:

                      I planned to give this as a present but I had to keep it for myself because I wanted to have the beauty in my home.

                       
                      5.0

                      The Gift that keeps on Giving

                      By ybeach

                      from Merrimack, NH

                      About Me Casual Hobbyist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Containers
                        • Indoor Pots

                        Comments about American Meadows Amaryllis Kit: Carmen in square copper pot - Growing Kit:

                        I received this as a Christmas gift and planted it mid January. I have been enjoying blooms for the past few weeks. First 2 and now 4 gorgeous blooms with two more ready to pop.
                        A treat of color as I dream of spring! So easy...I will put this on my gift giving list for next season....one size fits all! Thank you American Meadows!!

                         
                        5.0

                        Your "Carmen" Amaryllis is really great!

                        By Ray Allen

                        from Blue Ridge, GA

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about American Meadows Amaryllis Kit: Carmen in square copper pot - Growing Kit:

                            This holiday season, I grew your "Carmen" Amaryllis in the really attractive copper pot. I've grown many of these before, but this kit (a gift) was particularly nice and easy to use. I simply potted and watered. First a stalk with 4 blooms rose and opened perfectly. Then a second stalk with 3 blooms replaced that, making the whole full bloom time almost three weeks--and right through Christmas and New Years. Really spectacular! THANKS for such quality bulbs!

                             
                            5.0

                            Fantastic gift (for yourself and others)

                            By Beach Gardener

                            from Seattle, WA

                            About Me Casual Hobbyist

                            Pros

                            • Large Bulb Size
                            • Long Bloom Time
                            • Vivid Colors

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about American Meadows Amaryllis Kit: Carmen in square copper pot - Growing Kit:

                                I bought several as holiday gifts for friends. Everything about them was fantastic: easy to grow, healthy plants, vibrant colors and an attractive pot. My friends were elated and I kept one for myself. I bought more again this year.

                                 
                                5.0

                                What a great gift!

                                By Scout

                                from Orlando, FL

                                About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

                                Pros

                                • Beautiful blossoms
                                • Fun to watch grow and blo
                                • Large Bulb Size
                                • Long Bloom Time
                                • Low Maintenance
                                • Pest Resistant
                                • Vivid Colors

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Containers
                                  • Indoor Pots

                                  Comments about American Meadows Amaryllis Kit: Carmen in square copper pot - Growing Kit:

                                  this was given as a gift to a friend for Christmas and as my friend has never had an amaryllis before, it was truly enjoyed from start of planting time to end of blossoming. My friend was afraid she wouldn't be able to keep the bulb healthy, but she has nurtured the bulb by following the simple instructions and is looking forward to having another set of blossoms sometime in the next few months. My friend is so impressed and now says "it's really easy to care for these gorgeous creatures".

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great gift at a great price!

                                  By MaryS

                                  from Tidewater Virginia

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to grow
                                  • Gorgeous color
                                  • Large Bulb Size
                                  • Low Maintenance
                                  • Pest Resistant
                                  • Vivid Colors

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Christmas decorations

                                    Comments about American Meadows Amaryllis Kit: Carmen in square copper pot - Growing Kit:

                                    Purchased this as a gift, but kept it for myself; the container was too attractive to give away. Turned out that the bulb and flower were beautiful, too!

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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.

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                                    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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                                    • Samba Amaryllis Bulb

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