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Cherry Nymph Amaryllis Bulb

Double Cherry Nymph brings an almost rose-like shape to double amaryllis hybrids. Rich red petals piled high.
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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 18AMAR1
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 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

The incredible "Nymph" series is not just a group of new amaryllis hybrids-- it introduces a whole new flower shape to the double amaryllis parade! With high-piled rows of petals, many people think it looks like a huge rose, or perhaps a massive camelia. Others compare it to the gardenia. Whatever you think, you'll love them, and your friends will be amazed

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 (9)
  • Reliable growth (9)
  • Vivid colors (9)
  • Low maintenance (8)
  • Long bloom time (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Containers (8)
    • Indoor pots (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (5), Casual hobbyist (4)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    I want more!

    By JP

    from Casa Grande, AZ

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Containers
      • Indoor Pots

      Comments about American Meadows Cherry Nymph Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

      Everything people are saying about this is true! It is a stunning plant and blooms for weeks. I am waiting for you to restock so I can buy more as gifts.

       
      5.0

      Absolutely Amazing!

      By Mssell

      from Columbus, oh

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Containers
        • Indoor Pots

        Comments about American Meadows Cherry Nymph Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

        This bulb produced two flowering stalks. The second stalk needed to be supported with its 5 double blossoms. What fun to watch it grow and produce such a vibrant color!

         
        5.0

        Cherry Nymph is a real showstopper!

        By Kate

        from Northampton, MA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Large Bulb Size
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoor Pots

          Comments about American Meadows Cherry Nymph Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

          Brilliant 8" bloom opened yesterday with more to come. Brings joy to my four granddaughters as they watch this spectacular bulb's progress. We placed the bulb in a 5" plastic pot with drainage and then into a beautiful white ceramic planter topped off with spainish moss. Everyone asks if it is real!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Stunningly beautiful!

          By Bert

          from Honolulu, HI

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Containers
            • Indoor Pots

            Comments about American Meadows Cherry Nymph Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

            Pure joy! A wonderful gift for friends who have little experience in growing things. Ideal for apartment living. These particular bulbs are my favorite for their spectacular, vibrant blooms.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            stunning!

            By dg

            from houston tx

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Containers
              • Erosion Control
              • Indoor Pots

              Comments about American Meadows Cherry Nymph Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

              This amaryllis is stunning and easy to grow. I ordered several varieties to start growing in october and give as gifts in december. The cherry nymph is the shining star. I wish i had grown more of this variety. It grows faster than expected- next year i will wait to pot until early november.o

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A TREASURE IN THE GARDEN

              By NANA

              from Baton Rouge, LA

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Containers

                Comments about American Meadows Cherry Nymph Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

                This amaryliss bloomed 3 stalks during the month of January and February. I gave the plant to my 94 year old mom so she could enjoy the second and third bloom. She got lots of comments from her friends, they were amazed by the color and size of the bloom

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing!

                By RJ

                from Lacey, WA

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Susceptible to Pests

                Best Uses

                • Containers

                Comments about American Meadows Cherry Nymph Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

                These were absolutly amazing!! They far exceeded my expectaions, and it kept throwing up flower stalks, I had 4 come out of the one bulb! I also purchased one for my mother and grandmother. My mother couldn't stop talking about it and posted photos to everyone on email, she is in AZ. [...]. But American Meadows replaced it right away.

                 
                5.0

                Wow!

                By Chris

                from West Palm Beach, FL

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Containers
                  • Indoor Pots

                  Comments about American Meadows Cherry Nymph Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

                  What a beautiful flower. Bloomed in 4 weeks for me with bottom heat. The blooms lasted about 10 days.

                   
                  5.0

                  OMG!!

                  By lemmerg

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Containers

                    Comments about American Meadows Cherry Nymph Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

                    This has to be the "royal" of all amaryllis! HUGE full, true red flowers--absolutely stunning! This picture does not do it justice--it is so much more beautiful!!

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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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                    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.

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