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Red Lion Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

Gift-Boxed Kit with Lush Red Lion amaryllis--includes jumbo bulb, special soil & plastic pot. Just add water!
Kit

Price: $19.95

Sale: $14.97

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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 20AMAR1
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
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

    Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

  • Releasable Bulb Planter

    Releasable Bulb Planter

  • Paperwhite Bulbs Erlicheer

    Paperwhite Bulbs Erlicheer

Description

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 preplanted kit contains a bulb that will produce one or two stems, each with 3 or 4 flowers!) It only takes 6 to 10 weeks from first watering to full bloom and you'll have a big show for over a month.

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, ext. 12 for special quantity discounts on this product.

Our kit comes in a beautiful gift box, ready for giving and includes:
1 jumbo amaryllis bulb - Red Lion
 Plastic Pot
Professional Potting soil
Complete Instructions are printed on the back of the box.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

    Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

  • Releasable Bulb Planter

    Releasable Bulb Planter

  • Paperwhite Bulbs Erlicheer

    Paperwhite Bulbs Erlicheer

Reviews

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American MeadowsRed Lion Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long bloom time (8)
  • Low maintenance (8)
  • Large bulb size (7)
  • Vivid colors (7)
  • Reliable growth (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor pots (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (5), Casual hobbyist (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Winter Essential

    As a Vermont gardener getting through the long winter is difficult, but with my ever growing collection of amaryllis I manage gracefully. I purchased two American Meadows' amaryllis kits this past winter and...Read complete review

    As a Vermont gardener getting through the long winter is difficult, but with my ever growing collection of amaryllis I manage gracefully. I purchased two American Meadows' amaryllis kits this past winter and was pleased with both the quality of the bulbs and the price. Not only a winter treat, amaryllis also maintains its foliage throughout the summer months and if you're lucky you get blooms throughout the seasons. With the quality kits from American Meadows' you can be assured of ease in growing your own amaryllis as well as giving these kits to friends - even those non-green-thumb friends who need a drop dead gorgeous pick-me-up in February. Best of luck in your gardening projects.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I could not get this one to bloom

    I planted this in October and waited for it to bloom at Christmas, its March 6, and it still has not bloomed. I would not purchase this one again.

    I planted this in October and waited for it to bloom at Christmas, its March 6, and it still has not bloomed. I would not purchase this one again.

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    Friend Loved It!

    By MiamiRedinGA

    from Georgia

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Large Bulb Size
    • Low Maintenance
    • Quick Growth

    Cons

    • Short Bloom Time

    Best Uses

    • Containers
    • Indoor Pots

    Comments about American Meadows Red Lion Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

    I sent this to a friend for her birthday -- she was thrilled and had fun growing it inside during winter!

     
    1.0

    I could not get this one to bloom

    By Kim

    from Moundsville, WV

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • It Arrived On Time

    Cons

    • Would Not Bloom

    Best Uses

    • Indoor Pots

    Comments about American Meadows Red Lion Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

    I planted this in October and waited for it to bloom at Christmas, its March 6, and it still has not bloomed. I would not purchase this one again.

     
    5.0

    beautiful

    By MA

    from Austin, TX

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Red Lion Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

        The instructions were easy to follow, the bulbs sprouted almost immediately, and I gave them to my friends who enjoyed them throughout the holiday season.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gorgeous!

        By JenS

        from Beavercreek, OH

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoor Pots

          Comments about American Meadows Red Lion Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

          The Amaryllis kit came with everything you need to produce gorgeous flowers during the holiday season. Simply fill the pot with everything provided, water as instructed and you will be richly rewarded with beautiful flowers in the middle of the winter. I've never grown an Amaryllis before and was very happy with this purchase. It brightened up my home for the holidays. Would also be a perfect gift. Thanks American Meadows for yet another great plant!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Office Manager put it in the window

          By Mike

          from Milford, Ohio

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoor Pots

            Comments about American Meadows Red Lion Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

            Gift to office Manager

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for 'gardening impaired'

            By Big Red

            from SW Michigan

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Red Lion Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

                I gave this to my friend who cannot keep any plant alive and she was thrilled with her success and the lovely bloom. thanks

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                This one hearlds "Joy to the World"!

                By Patti

                from New York City

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoor Pots

                  Comments about American Meadows Red Lion Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

                  I like to start mine in early December-- it keeps on sending "holiday cheer" right on through the new year.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Red Lion Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

                  By Cindy

                  from Richmond,VA

                  About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoor Pots

                    Comments about American Meadows Red Lion Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

                    I use Ameryllis to decorate at Christmas..the Red Lion is vivid,large blooms and adds color to my "greens". It usually will last into April....Love it!!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    All amaryllis grew wonderfully

                    By Maggie

                    from Corning NY

                    About Me Casual Hobbyist

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about American Meadows Red Lion Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

                        These were gifts to my close friends at Christmas time.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        deep red color

                        By betsy new york

                        from new york

                        About Me Casual Hobbyist

                        Pros

                        • Easy to grow
                        • Large Bulb Size
                        • Long Bloom Time
                        • Low Maintenance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoor Pots

                          Comments about American Meadows Red Lion Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

                          these make great gifts

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent Quality & Value

                          By Spreading Joy

                          from San Francisco, Ca.

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Instructions
                          • Attractive
                          • Hardy
                          • Healthy
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Patio

                            Comments about American Meadows Red Lion Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

                            I love these bulbs! I order them every year for many of my family members who live outside of our area. They produce long lasting large blooms that are easy to care for even with no prior gardening experience. It is just the kind of bright spot needed in the middle of winter.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            A Winter Essential

                            By Angela

                            from Montpelier, Vermont

                            About Me Avid Gardener

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate Instructions
                            • Attractive
                            • Hardy
                            • Healthy
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors

                              Comments about American Meadows Red Lion Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

                              As a Vermont gardener getting through the long winter is difficult, but with my ever growing collection of amaryllis I manage gracefully. I purchased two American Meadows' amaryllis kits this past winter and was pleased with both the quality of the bulbs and the price. Not only a winter treat, amaryllis also maintains its foliage throughout the summer months and if you're lucky you get blooms throughout the seasons. With the quality kits from American Meadows' you can be assured of ease in growing your own amaryllis as well as giving these kits to friends - even those non-green-thumb friends who need a drop dead gorgeous pick-me-up in February. Best of luck in your gardening projects.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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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

                              Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                              • Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

                                Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

                              • Releasable Bulb Planter

                                Releasable Bulb Planter

                              • Paperwhite Bulbs Erlicheer

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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:
                              • Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

                                Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

                              • Releasable Bulb Planter

                                Releasable Bulb Planter

                              • Paperwhite Bulbs Erlicheer

                                Paperwhite Bulbs Erlicheer

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