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Full House Amaryllis Bulb

 
Red and White Full House Amaryllis Bulb, Hippeastrum, Amaryllis

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Full House is one of the new specialty hybrids that produce more flowers, and look at the pure star center!

Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Containers
Containers
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Forcing
Forcing
Mature Plant Size 20-24" tall
Bloom Time Winter: 6-10 weeks after planting.
Size Single Bulb - Bulb Size: 26/+ cm
SKU 36AMAR1

"Full House" is not only a specialty amaryllis bred to open more flowers, it also has a magnificent new design. Note the clear, clean white star center. A real beauty.

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.

SKU 36AMAR1
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
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 Time Fall, Winter
Advantages Containers, Easy to Grow, Forcing
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-11.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Getting Started
When Your Bulbs Arrive

Open the box right away and check the contents

Choose a standard size flower pot, so the large bulb has approximately 1" around the sides and at the bottom (these bulbs do not need much root space). Amaryllis do not need specific soil, however we suggest using soil, or a mixture of soil, peat and perlite (do not use pine bark, as it may encourage rot). Place the bulb so the top inch or so of the shoulders sticks up out of the soil (see below)

Shoulders above soil
Amaryllis can get top-heavy when they bloom, so a sturdy pot is best

Watering

Water very sparingly until the sprout is well out of the bulb. When first planted, place the pot in a sunny , and add "bottom heat" if possible. Many people do this by placing the pot on a radiator. Once the sprout appears, water regularly, but do not overwater. Overwatering is the quickest way to kill amaryllis. Your amaryllis will grow quickly and produce its spectacular huge flowers with minimal care.

Remember to keep turning the pot regularly to make the stalk grow straight, as they have a tendency to grow toward the light. Once the bulb is flowing, it is best to keep the plant out of direct sunlight. Your bulb will produce several flowers on each stalk and most will grow two or three stalks. Remove each flower as it fades.

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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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.

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American MeadowsFull House Amaryllis Bulb
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long bloom time (5)
  • Large bulb size (4)
  • Low maintenance (4)
  • Vivid colors (4)
  • Reliable growth (3)

Cons

  • Colors not as expected (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoor pots (6)
  • Containers (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (5)

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3.0

Cute but not very showy

By 

from Grand Junction, CO

About Me Master Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Nice Pop Of Color

Cons

  • Not As Tall As Advertized

Best Uses

  • Indoors

Comments about American Meadows Full House Amaryllis Bulb:

The plant did not grow to the expected height of 20' but is only about 12" tall. I like the flowers. This is a nice Christmas decoration, but I don't think the flowers will last until the actual holiday.

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5.0

Full house full of blooms!

By 

from San Diego,CA

About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

Pros

  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Containers
    • Indoor Pots

    Comments about American Meadows Full House Amaryllis Bulb:

    This just kept on blooming. The beautiful colors brought get beauty and joy during and after the holidays!

     
    1.0

    What is alive here other then the bulb

    By 

    from Schenectady, NY

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • Susceptible to Pests

    Best Uses

    • Alive With Bugs
    • Indoor Pots

    Comments about American Meadows Full House Amaryllis Bulb:

    Have had bigger and better bulbs but might have been ok for the price except for tiny bugs that were very hard to get rid of. None of my other plants in the house had this problem.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A Christmas gift you'll enjoy for years

    By 

    from Bellingjham, WA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Flowers for a full month
    • Large Bulb Size
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth

    Cons

    • Colors Not As Expected
    • Must be turned regularly
    • Needs regular watering
    • Not a true rich red

    Best Uses

    • Containers
    • Indoor Pots

    Comments about American Meadows Full House Amaryllis Bulb:

    A beautiful natural holiday decoration
    Gigantic bulbs, each with 2-3 flower spikes
    Must be turned regularly indoors, so it doesn't bend to the light
    Color not a rich, deep red

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Easy holiday cheer

    By 

    from Bellingham, WA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Colors Not As Expected

    Best Uses

    • Indoor Pots

    Comments about American Meadows Full House Amaryllis Bulb:

    I was amazed at the size of these bulbs (the size of a tennis ball!) and how fast they sprouted. I placed them near a heater right beside a window which offered lots of light, but only a few hours of afternoon sun. I watered lightly whenever the topsoil felt dry to the touch and had to turn the pot frequently to keep them growing straight. I was rewarded with several flowers from each bulb; each new bloom lasted about 2 weeks. However, the colors were not as vivid as those shown in the photo, more of a light red than scarlet. Overall, I was very pleased with their cheerful holiday show, but disappointed with the color. I will try putting them in a sunnier location next year to see if that helps brighten them up.

     
    5.0

    great gift!

    By 

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Containers
      • Indoor Pots

      Comments about American Meadows Full House Amaryllis Bulb:

      When the two Full House bulbs arrived they were quite large. My sister and I are both avid gardeners, so I gave her one of the bulbs as a Christmas gift, and we both enjoyed the anticipation of watching them grow. And such beautiful vivid blooms. We were both delighted.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolutely Gorgeous!

      By 

      from Borger, TX

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Colors Not As Expected

      Best Uses

      • Indoor Pots

      Comments about American Meadows Full House Amaryllis Bulb:

      I started this bulb in a pot inside in January. It put on two sets of blooms. They were absolutely gorgeous! The colors weren't quite as expected because the red was a little lighter than the picture indicates; however, it was still beautiful.

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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