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Charisma Amaryllis Bulb

Magnificent star-shaped blooms with deep red petal edges, and red flames rising from a red throat.
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Price: $30.95

Sale: $23.22

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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 11AMAR1
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, White
Estimated Mature Height 20-24" tall
Bulb Size 34/+ 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
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-11.
Ships to Canada No
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Description

This one is a really refined beauty. Instead of the rounded, overlapping petals displayed by older varieties, this sleek new beauty presents a flatter, massive star shape with exquisite markings in deep red. Your grandmother never saw one like this!

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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5.0

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Pros

  • Large bulb size (10)
  • Long bloom time (8)
  • Low maintenance (8)
  • Reliable growth (6)
  • Vivid colors (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor pots (5)
    • Containers (4)
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      • Casual hobbyist (7)

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    5.0

    Exceptional

    By SAK

    from Autin

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Pros

    • Large Bulb Size
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Reliable Growth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Containers

      Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

      Large bulbs with healthy foliage. Huge blooms. Each bulb bloomed twice with the second just as beautiful as the first. Bloom as pictured with subtle gradation of color. Very satisfied.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      An enchanted bulb

      By PegE

      from College Park, MD

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Pros

      • Large Bulb Size
      • Low Maintenance
      • Re-blooms For Years
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

          My sweetie gave me a Charisma bulb for Christmas four years ago. It bloomed spectacularly indoors that winter, but my sweetie was skeptical that I could ever get it to bloom again. Well, not only has it re-bloomed every year since then, but it has now produced SEVEN offspring bulbs, all of which have also bloomed (and re-bloomed, in the case of the older offspring). I am flabbergasted, amazed, delighted. I am ready to start an amaryllis farm here!

           
          5.0

          Beautiful - looks brushed by an artist

          By Sherry

          from Florida Panhandle

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Containers

            Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

            This is the "artiest" of the unusual amyrillis I have found.

             
            5.0

            Gorgous.

            By GAW

            from Stone Mountain, GA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoor Pots

              Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

              One of the most beautiful amaryllis blooms around. Makes a magnificent Christmas Time display. Easy to grow, blooms are hugh, requires littly maintenance.

               
              5.0

              Amaryllis "Charisma"

              By pmm

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Pros

              • Absolutely beautiful
              • Large Bulb Size
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor Pots

                Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                After the first spike shot up and flowered, I thought the amaryllis was finished. Then... It sent up another stem with more flowers. It was more than I ever dreamed of! Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

                 
                5.0

                Unbelievable color, huge blooms

                By KO

                from Harvard, Il

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoor Pots

                  Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                  I bought this bulb for my mother as a gift. the color and huge blooms are just stunning.It last forever and the next thing you know another stem appears and the fun starts all over again.

                   
                  5.0

                  Street stopper gorgeous petals!

                  By Elscent

                  from Byron, Ill

                  About Me Green Hands na thumb

                  Pros

                  • Mezmerizing

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Containers

                    Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                    Love my bulbs!!! Only one sad note, had received two bulbs that were mushy upon arrival. Expecting replacements this fall.

                     
                    5.0

                    A beautiful amarylis. It had three spies

                    By Bonsai woman

                    from East Texas

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoor Pots

                      Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                      The amarilys bulbs aa beautiful winter bulb for indoors.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great investment

                      By NANA

                      from Baton Rouge, LA

                      Pros

                      • Large Bulb Size
                      • Long Bloom Time
                      • Low Maintenance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Containers

                        Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                        I am looking forward to purchasing additional bulbs. They are just a pleasure to view.

                         
                        5.0

                        Amazing Plant

                        By Bigbird 56

                        from St. Paul MN

                        About Me Casual Hobbyist

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Large Bulb Size
                        • Long Bloom Time
                        • Low Maintenance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoor Pots

                          Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                          This bulb produced an amazing display of vibrant color. It bloomed and bloomed. It was simply amazing. Can hardly wait for the next cycle. After the blooms the biggest aray of greens proudly telling us that it will indeed bloom again next spring.

                           
                          5.0

                          Much prettier than pictured! HUGE bulb.

                          By Desert Attitude

                          from Tucson, AZ

                          About Me Casual Hobbyist, Master Gardener

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                              Bright, vivid, eye-catching.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Gorgeous

                              By Annette

                              from Wisconsin

                              About Me Master Gardener

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Instructions
                              • Attractive
                              • Healthy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors

                                Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                                The Charisma Amaryllis was beautiful. It had 16 showy flowers at first and to my delight, just when I thought the show was over, I got one last display of 4 more. I totally enjoyed watching the bulb come alive and pop with color at such a dreary time of year here in Wisconsin.

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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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                                Shipping

                                Shipping begins in mid October.

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