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Moonlight brings a greenish glow to amaryllis! And this is one of the specialty group that produces more flowers.

Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Forcing
Forcing
Mature Plant Size 20-24" tall
Bloom Time Winter: 6-10 weeks after planting.
Size Single Bulb - Bulb Size: 26/+ cm
SKU 37AMAR1

"Moonlight" is one of the beautiful products of the Dutch efforts in recent years to produce "specialty" hybrids that produce a profusion of flowers. Each bulb will produce at least two stalks with several flowers per stalk.

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 37AMAR1
Common Name Amaryllis
Botanical Name Hippeastrum
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Flower Color Yellow, Green
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 Easy to Grow, Containers, Forcing
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-11.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Getting Started
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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 MeadowsMoonlight Amaryllis Bulb
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large bulb size (5)
  • Low maintenance (4)
  • Vivid colors (3)

Cons

  • Short bloom time (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoor pots (6)
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1.0

nothing yet

By 

from missouri

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

    Cons

    • Slow Growth

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Moonlight Amaryllis Bulb:

      I my moonlight amaryllis has not bloomed yet I also bought a tree peony which I paid around 60.00 for it and it arrived brittle and dead

       
      4.0

      striking green color

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      from new york ny

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Large Bulb Size
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

      • Short Bloom Time

      Best Uses

      • Indoor Pots

      Comments about American Meadows Moonlight Amaryllis Bulb:

      short bloom time

       
      5.0

      Very beautiful amaryllis

      By 

      from Bethany oklahoma

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Large Bulb Size
      • Reliable Growth
      • Very Beautiful

      Cons

      • Short Bloom Time

      Best Uses

      • Indoor Pots

      Comments about American Meadows Moonlight Amaryllis Bulb:

      Indoor plant for Christmas

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By 

      from Preston, GA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Containers
        • Indoor Pots
        • I Planted Mine Outside

        Comments about American Meadows Moonlight Amaryllis Bulb:

        My Moonlight Amaryllis were absolutely gorgeous!!!! Very, very pleased with them. I even gave one to my Mama for Christmas and she was excited when it bloomed. I planted my bulbs outside in the Springtime, they are growing wonderfully, can't wait for them to bloom again.

         
        5.0

        It bloomed forever, and was stunning!

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        from Madison, WI

        About Me Avid Gardener, Flower gardener

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Top heavy when blooming

        Best Uses

        • Indoor Pots
        • Tabletop centerpiece

        Comments about American Meadows Moonlight Amaryllis Bulb:

        I'm hoping it will bloom year after year!

         
        2.0

        It grew nicely,and performed oaky.

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        from Plainfield , In

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance

        Cons

        • Colors Not As Expected
        • Short Bloom Time

        Best Uses

        • Containers
        • Indoor Pots

        Comments about American Meadows Moonlight Amaryllis Bulb:

        It was a gift to myself for the winter love flowers.
        It was not as big as I thought it would be was more a white
        ,but I did enjoy looking at it.

         
        5.0

        Gorgeous!!

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        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Large Bulb Size
        • Low Maintenance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoor Pots

          Comments about American Meadows Moonlight Amaryllis Bulb:

          Absolutely beautiful, multiple elegant, delicate green flowers with greener centers. Potted with two other varities and they add such a different look. The bulb I received was really large and easy to grow--can't get over how gorgeous the flowers are!

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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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