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Clown Amaryllis Bulb

Clown is the all-time favorite red and white striped amaryllis. Everyone loves the huge flowers.

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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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SKU 46AMAR1
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
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

A big holiday favorite, "The Clown" is a classic. With huge flowers, and striped overlapping petals, it always makes a big splash.

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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  • Long bloom time (3)
  • Low maintenance (3)

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    Best Uses

    • Indoor pots (4)
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    5.0

    Clown Amaryllis - Exceptional Gift!

    By Nonna5

    from Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Incredible Blooms
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • Nothing

    Best Uses

    • Indoor Pots

    Comments about American Meadows Clown Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

    I sent the Clown amaryllis (along with the Exotic Star amaryllis and paperwhites) to my 91 year old parents for Christmas. They have so enjoyed watching this exceptional amaryllis grow and bloom into the most beautiful flower! It was easy for them to care for and brought such joy to their long cold winter in Boston. Thank you so very much for such a wonderful bulb - I knew I could trust American Meadows to deliver such a outstanding product!

     
    5.0

    High quality bulb! Will buy again

    By Forever in gloves

    from New Virginia, Ia

    About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Multiple Buds

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Containers
      • Indoor Pots

      Comments about American Meadows Clown Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

      I love to add amaryllis to my summer containers. The foliage s a very nice contrast for most flowers.

       
      5.0

      Liked very much - it's now in my garden

      By Ann

      from Fort Pierce, FL

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoor Pots

        Comments about American Meadows Clown Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

        They made wonderful Christmas gifts for friends....and gave many days of pleasure.

         
        5.0

        Absolutely beautiful

        By Amaryllis lover

        from Hudson, OH

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Very easy to grow

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoor Pots

          Comments about American Meadows Clown Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

          I planted this and two other amaryllis bulbs in the fall for Christmas. The blooms were huge and abundant. Very 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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