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Picotee Amaryllis Bulb

Like a huge begonia, Picotee opens exquisite white blooms with rich cerise edging on each petal. Great with Red Lion.

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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 15AMAR1
Common Name Amaryllis
Botanical Name Hippeastrum
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Flower Color 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
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Containers, Easy to Grow, Forcing
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-11.
Special Groups N/A
Native N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description

This famous amaryllis combines the colossal size of its bloom with the really delicate design flower experts call "picotee." It simply means petals are outlined in a contrast color, in this case, rich bright pink. Like picotee begonias and other flowers, this amaryllis has an exquisite quality the others can't offer. A real beauty.

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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        5.0

        Wonderful Flower, Bloomed Three Times!

        By Karen

        from Boston

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        Pros

        • Fragrant
        • Large Bulb Size
        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoor Pots

          Comments about American Meadows Picotee Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

          I plant amaryllis bulbs every winter. This one has beautiful, delicate blooms. The bulb was in good shape when I received it, it sprouted quickly, and it bloomed wonderfully. After the blooms died off I kept watering it as the foliage is beautiful. The big suprise for me was this amaryllis has bloomed twice more after its initial bloom. I don't know if this is normal for this particular variety, but it was a nice surprise. Hopefully it will bloom again this Christmas.

           
          5.0

          Great late flowering bulb

          By Mr. Amaryllis

          from peoria IL

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          Pros

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

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            Best Uses

            • Indoor Pots

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            Your great on time delivery

             
            5.0

            Amaryllis! Great, Beautiful, Fun Bulbs

            By huggielin

            from Tulsa, OK

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Heavy
            • May need Supports

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Winter indoor beauty

            Comments about American Meadows Picotee Amaryllis Bulb - Single Bulb:

            American Meadows is a great company to do business with. Everything I've ordered from them has been very productive. The Amaryllis have been my favorites. I'm hooked! Just got my first ones this year. If they do well when I regrow them next season, my house will be filled with them. The fragrance is not the greatest but the beauty and SIZE make up for that. You just pot them, water sparingly and watch them grow. They are so big and heavy that sometimes you have to support them, but they're worth it. I've moved mine outdoors, per instructions, and can't wait to bring them back in for the next blooming. If you've never grown them they are the surprise you've been waiting for!

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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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