Star of Holland Square Amaryllis Kit

Red and White Star of Holland Square Amaryllis Kit, Hippeastrum, Amaryllis

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Growing Kit with red and white Star of Holland in a Copper-colored Pot. Made especially for us, this kit includes a copper-colored pot, soil, bulb, and instructions.

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 Indoor Growing Kit - Bulb Size: 26/28 cm
SKU 58AMAR1
Our luxury Copper-colored Amaryllis Gift Kits were made just for us! Each kit comes in a square copper-colored pot plus liner and potting soil. The jumbo bulb in this one is "Star of Holland", a red and white bi-color with at least two stems of flowers. This one is a great quality gift, everything is packed in the square copper-colored pot. So even if your gift recipient is an old hand at amaryllis, you'll know they've never received a kit with a copper-colored pot quite like this one before. Ever grown an amaryllis inside the house? It's a snap. There can be rain, cold or snow outside, but all you do is 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! (Our kit contains a bulb that will produce at least two stems, each with 3 or 4 flowers!) Then you have the big show for over a month. It's just 6 to 10 weeks from first watering to full bloom. Note about Gifts: If you are ordering gifts that will require shipping to more than one address, please create separate orders for each address, since shipping for each must be recorded separately. Quantity Discounts and Corporate Gifts: If you'd like 15 or more kits, please call (877) 309-7333 for special quantity discounts on this product. Kit Includes: 1 Jumbo Amaryllis Bulb - Star of Holland Copper-colored Pot and Liner Professional Potting soil Complete Instructions.
SKU 58AMAR1
Common Name Amaryllis
Botanical Name Hippeastrum
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Planting Kit
Flower Color Red, White
Mature Height 20-24" tall
Bulb Size 26/28 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 Time Fall, Winter
Advantages Containers, Easy to Grow, Forcing
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.

Shop for all Amaryllis Bulbs and Kits

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.

Shipping begins in mid October.

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American MeadowsStar of Holland Square Amaryllis Kit
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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4.0

Easy to grow, beautiful flowers

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from Quincy, Ma

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to Grow
  • Planting Is Simple
  • Robust Growth

Cons

  • No Support Rods Included

Best Uses

  • Window Showcase

Comments about American Meadows Star of Holland Square Amaryllis Kit:

I use Amaryllis in a bay window to enhance color schemes (intense hues and increased heights) and to add dynamic growth interests to non-flowering, slow growing, green houseplants.

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5.0

The best amaryllis product ever.

By 

from Blue Ridge, GA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • 8 Blooms From 1 Bulb
  • BEAUTIFUL
  • Easy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Holiday Decoration

    Comments about American Meadows Star of Holland Square Amaryllis Kit:

    Dear American Meadows: For Christmas, we received a gift of one of your Amaryllis products--the "Star of Holland" bulb
    in the attractive square copper pot. I want you to know we've grown a lot of these, but this one was the best ever. The packet enclosed of soil medium, the pot, and size of bulb were all perfect. Best of all, as the photo shows, the single bulb sent up eight (!) full size flowers--two
    super-healthy stalks with 4 flowers each. Everyone who saw it was amazed, and it decorated our holiday table for weeks. Thanks for such a great amaryllis!

     
    5.0

    A PEOPLE PLEAZER

    By 

    from Nesbit, MS

    Pros

    • Brighten up a holiday
    • Just order and forget

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Star of Holland Square Amaryllis Kit:

        I sent four of these beautiful plants as Christmas gifts to out of town family. They all loved them! It is always fun getting a surprise package in the mail, and they enjoyed them for weeks and weeks!

         
        5.0

        Perfect Christmas Gift

        By 

        from Williamsburg

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about American Meadows Star of Holland Square Amaryllis Kit:

        I send several every year to far away friends and relatives.

         
        5.0

        Beautiful!

        By 

        from Essex Junction, VT

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Extra blooms
        • Long lasting flower
        • Very easily cultivated

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Stunning addition to room

          Comments about American Meadows Star of Holland Square Amaryllis Kit:

          This particular bulb surprised us with a blossom when we arrived back from vacation! We never noticed it was preparing for another bloom. What a treat!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          No-Show

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          from GA

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Did not bloom

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Star of Holland Square Amaryllis Kit:

              Given as a gift. Container seemed nice but when there is no resulting bloom it hardly matters.

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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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