Elvas Amaryllis Bulb

 
Pink and White Elvas Amaryllis Bulb, Hippeastrum, Amaryllis

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Spectacular Double Pink and White. Elvas Amaryllis is an exquisite accent to brighten your indoors, fully double with deep pink on pure white.

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: 34/+ cm
SKU 48AMAR1

Plant Information

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.

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

Planting & Care

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.

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American MeadowsElvas Amaryllis Bulb
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Accurate instructions (8)
  • Healthy (8)
  • Low maintenance (8)
  • Large bulb size (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (8)
  • Indoor pots (6)
  • Containers (5)
  • Cut flowers (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (14), Casual hobbyist (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (10)

Reviewed by 18 customers

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4.0

Almost, but not quite

By 

from Cambridge, MA

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors

    Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

    The Elvas bulbs from American Meadows were the biggest Amaryllis bulbs I've ever seen. They sent up strong sturdy stems with 2 flower stalks each, large fully double petaled flowers. The only thing that keeps me from giving 5 stars was the color. I was expecting white with pink. Both Elvas plants produced bright red-orange flowers. Lovely, but not as advertised.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    "Most beautiful amaryllis eve"r

    By 

    from Grove City, Ohio 43123

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about American Meadows Elvas Amaryllis Bulb:

      The flower is beautiful ! Loved the shades of pink and the double blooms are spectacular. My favorite amaryllis!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      I would recommend this product to all.

      By 

      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 

        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 

          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

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            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 

              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 

                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 

                  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 

                  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 

                    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 

                      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!

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                        • Personal
                         
                        5.0

                        wonderful and beautiful

                        By 

                        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 

                          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 

                            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 

                            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 [...]

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                              • Personal
                               
                              5.0

                              I am going to buy this product again

                              By 

                              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.

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                              • Personal
                               
                              5.0

                              Spectacular in bloom!

                              By 

                              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.

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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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