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Grand Prix Amaryllis Kit

Amaryllis Growing Kit with red Grand Prix in a copper colored pot. Made especially for us, this kit includes pot, soil, bulb and instructions.

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Details:

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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Details
SKU 45AMAR1
Common Name Amaryllis
Botanical Name Hippeastrum
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Planting Kit
Flower Color Red
Estimated 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 Season Fall, Winter
Suggested Uses Containers, Easy to Grow, Forcing
Ships to Canada No
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Description

Each kit comes in a copper colored pot with carrying handles, plus liner and potting soil. The jumbo bulb in this one is Grand Prix, a deep cherry red that grows more compactly than most, only 18" tall, but with at least two stems of flowers. This one is a great quality gift, everything is packed in the pot, with a full-color top label which also carries the simple instructions. So even if your gift recipient is an old hand at amaryllis, you'll know they've never received a kit 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 (802) 951-5812, ext. 12 for special quantity discounts on this product.

Kit Includes:

1 Jumbo Amaryllis Bulb - Grand Prix
Copper Pot and Liner
Professional Potting soil
Gift Tag
Complete Instructions.

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Reviews

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4.4

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86%

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Containers (3)
    • Indoor pots (3)
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      • Getting started (3)

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    5.0

    Magnificent Amaryllis Growing Kits

    By Cori

    from North Baldwin, New York

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Slow Growth

    Best Uses

    • Containers

    Comments about American Meadows Grand Prix Amaryllis Kit:

    I purchased 3 Amaryllis Growing Kits for Christmas Gifts as I do each year.
    This year, the bulbs were slow growing but the results were worth the wait. The bulbs were MAGNIFICENT in size and BRILLIANT in color. The gift recipients were THRILLED!

     
    1.0

    Amaryllis Kit very disappointing

    By Pennslyvania Gardner

    from PA

    Comments about American Meadows Grand Prix Amaryllis Kit:

    I was very disappointed in these amaryllis plants. I ordered them as gifts and many of my friends told me the bulbs had mold on them. I saw pictures of the plants and the growth was stunted. Some of them only got about 6" tall. Others said the bulbs fell off right as it was ready to bloom. Could be the reason these were on sale when I purchased them. I wish they would have told me these bulbs were damaged. I never would have give them as gifts to people. Very embarrassing.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Real winner!

    By Mr. D

    from Elgin, Illinois

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Large Bulb Size
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Containers
      • Indoor Pots

      Comments about American Meadows Grand Prix Amaryllis Kit:

      Beautiful, bright red. I use my amaryllis bulbs to decorate for the post-Christmas blahs. Everyone finds their red color and their velvety flower to get their well deserved "WOW". Plus this year one of my bulbs did not bloom and American sent a replacement - pronto!

       
      5.0

      A wonderful burst of color

      By Joyce the flower lover

      from Mission Viejo, CA

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Containers
        • Indoor Pots

        Comments about American Meadows Grand Prix Amaryllis Kit:

        I rec'd my first one as a gift. It was so striking that I purchased two for out of town family members for Christmas. One was delivered during the snow storm and was received frozen. One call and American Meadows took care of it and sent them a replacement immediately. I appreciated this because as the giver I did not know till later that this had happended. Thank you for making good on your product.
        The photo image included is beautiful but not even at its full growth. It was truly amazing and lasted so long.

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By mta

        from Vermont

        About Me Getting Started

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoor Pots

          Comments about American Meadows Grand Prix Amaryllis Kit:

          This is a beautiful plant for the holidays. It was easy to grow and produced gorgeous, huge blossoms.

           
          5.0

          Amaryllis Growing Kit

          By the MOM

          from Takoma Park, MD

          About Me Getting Started

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about American Meadows Grand Prix Amaryllis Kit:

            I gave this as a gift to my daughter, who had never grown an amaryllis before. She was very successful with it, and I was fortunate enough to be visiting her when the buds opened. It was spectacular, and our whole family enjoyed the beautiful presentation on her breakfast table.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Just like you said

            By Joe

            from Renfrew, PA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about American Meadows Grand Prix Amaryllis Kit:

              I ordered this for my elderly Mom. It was such a winter brightener for her. She loved the full and long-lasting blooms on both of the bulbs. Just a great deal and I'll be ordering it for her again next winter!

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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.

              See all Amaryllis Bulbs and Kits

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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.

              Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
              • Samba Amaryllis Bulb

                Samba Amaryllis Bulb

              • Releasable Bulb Planter

                Releasable Bulb Planter

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