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Elvas Amaryllis Bulb

Spectacular Double Pink and White. Elvas is a knock-out, fully double with deep pink on pure white.
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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 48AMAR1
Common Name Amaryllis
Botanical Name Hippeastrum
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Flower Color Pink, 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
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Containers, Easy to Grow, Forcing
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-11.
Special Groups N/A
Native N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description

Of all the doubles, many amaryllis lovers think this one is the most spectacular. Flowers are large, fully double, and create an almost "waterlily" look.

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 MeadowsElvas Amaryllis Bulb
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (8)
  • Accurate instructions (7)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Healthy (7)
  • Large bulb size (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor pots (6)
    • Indoors (6)
    • Containers (5)
    • Cut flowers (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (12), Casual hobbyist (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (8)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    I would recommend this product to all.

    By Gloria

    from Gloucester, Virginia

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Abundant Compliments
    • And Then Some
    • Beautiful flowers
    • Everything I Expected
    • Georgous
    • Large Bulb Size
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoor Pots

      Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

      I potted the bulb and enjoyed the blooms during the winter. It was way more than I expected! The flowers were both large and very beautiful. I plan on buying more amaryllis when the season opens in the fall. I am very pleased with my purchase.

       
      5.0

      Petite and spectacular

      By Tiger Lily

      from Hitlon Head Island, SC

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Containers
        • Indoor Pots

        Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

        Lived up to its description. Short-stemmed and beautiful double bicolor blooms on 3 stalks.

         
        5.0

        The best of all I have purchased

        By BennyPK

        from Kenner, Louisiana

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Border Control
          • Containers
          • Raised Beds

          Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

          I buy a or more bulbs every year to pot in my house. After the season I plant it in my Beds. I pull some up the next season and replant in a pot in the house. This year we raised out home off the ground and had to pull all of them up before blooming in Jan. All bloomed from March-April and left in pots. Now that we are replanting the beds outside I am cutting the tops off and replanting them all back in my beds. Over time I must have at least 100 bulbs of all varieties. Love them all.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Elvas Just Like the Catalog Pictures

          By Balisha

          from No. Illinois

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Large Bulb Size
          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth
          • Used as a cut flower
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Containers
            • Cut Flowers
            • Indoor Pots

            Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

            When the flower was just about to fade....I cut the blooms off and put them in a pretty vase. They lasted so long this way and I got double enjoyment out of this beauty. It blended in with my Spring decor.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Short and Sweet

            By Balisha

            from Byron, Illinois

            About Me Amaryllis lover, Avid Gardener

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Can put in vase
              • Containers
              • Cut Flowers
              • Indoor Pots

              Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

              [...] I especially wanted to see how this one would do. I was pleasantly surprised, to see that it grew...not so tall. It didn't need staking, just many beautiful double blooms on shorter stems. The last blooms lasted so long, that I cut them off and put them in an arrangement in a vase that would match the color. It was so beautiful...not a blemish on any petals. I would buy this one again.

               
              5.0

              WOW WHAT A FLOWER!

              By CynWG

              from Clarion, PA

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Containers

                Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

                I purchased these for myself and for gifts. Wow, everyone was impressed with the size, color and number of blooms produced by this amaryllis. Just magnificent. Thank you so much, American Meadows.

                 
                4.0

                [...]

                By High Roller

                from High Rolls, NM

                About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Colors Not As Expected
                • Short Bloom Time

                Best Uses

                • Indoor Pots

                Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

                [...]

                 
                5.0

                Stunning!

                By Laurie

                from Summerville, SC

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Low Maintenance
                • No Experience Needed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Cut Flowers
                  • Indoor Pots

                  Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

                  Ordered these for the indoor garden. Find a bright spot and you will be delighted with the explosion of blooms naturally cheering up your winter!

                   
                  4.0

                  It's a beautiful fully doble amarillys

                  By Maristela Copello

                  from Lilburn, GA

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Hardy
                  • Healthy
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden
                    • Indoors
                    • Patio

                    Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

                    [...] in perfect conditions. I also called customer center to ask some question and I got all the info I needed.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    This made a wonderful gift.

                    By Rmae

                    from Clifton Forge, VA

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Hardy
                    • Healthy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors

                      Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

                      I purchase one of these for a friend's birthday gift. She was so happy with it. She said it had 6 very large blooms over a period of several weeks. I also purchased some and was equally pleased with them. They are GREAT!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      wonderful and beautiful

                      By Shirley

                      from Fulton MS

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Healthy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • In a pot

                        Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

                        this bulb has grown 2 large bloom stocks which had 4 flowers each and a really large flower Really wonderful everyone should try it if they like ameryllis

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                         
                        4.0

                        pleased with bulb I received

                        By nana

                        from Baton Rouge, LA

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Nice size bulb

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Garden

                          Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

                          I received a healthy large bulb,
                          and will have a bloom any day now.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                           
                          5.0

                          Prolific bloomers

                          By Gardenlady

                          from Henderson, KY

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Instructions
                          • Attractive
                          • Healthy

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors

                          Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

                          I purchased 3 of these and put them together in a single pot. They did great and all three bulbs had at least 2 stalks. They are great!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Totally effortless to grow!

                          By jj

                          from Honolulu, HI

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Instructions
                          • Attractive
                          • Healthy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Gifts
                            • Indoors

                            Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

                            Though the stem is not as long as most, the flowers are awesome. Even if you don't put the bulbs in soil right away, that doesn't stop this flower from blooming!I love this company [...]

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                             
                            5.0

                            I am going to buy this product again

                            By Morgan

                            from South Jersey

                            About Me Avid Gardener

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate Instructions
                            • Attractive
                            • Healthy
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors

                            Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

                            I bought this product for my wife, so she could have flowers all winter. This product was a true hit with her as well as my other relatives.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                             
                            5.0

                            Spectacular in bloom!

                            By Jan

                            from Rathdrum, ID

                            About Me Master Gardener

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive
                            • Healthy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors

                              Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

                              This one is a beauty. You can have flowers when you can't garden outside. It's like having summer year round. Time these to bloom in Jan/ Feb and WOW what a treat! And the bulbs are healthy and huge.

                              Service and delivery comments:

                              This is the best company I have ever dealt with for service whether it is delivery, customer service if you have a problem. Just all around good folks to deal with. And the bulbs are huge! I always recommend friends and family to them.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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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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