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Susan Amaryllis Bulb

Bring a bright splash of color to your home this winter with the Susan Amaryllis. The large blooms are a lovely shade of pink and will last for weeks, each bulb producing at least 2 stalks of flowers.

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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 64AMAR1
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
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

Susan will bring bright, long-lasting color to your home in the colder months - A true show-stopper! p>

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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Reviews

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Susan Amaryllis Bulb
 
4.6

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        4.0

        Pretty large flowers

        By TXPharm

        from Dallas, TX

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Healthy Appearing
        • Large blooms

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift

          Comments about Susan Amaryllis Bulb:

          Actually ordered one of these and one of the Best-Seller amaryllis' for my grandmother who lives at an assisted living home. The residents all enjoyed watching them grow. Just wished I would have got the one I ordered as well.

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          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Largest most beautiful Amaryllis ever!l

          By Jeanne the artist

          from Holtville, CA

          Pros

          • BEAUTIFUL
          • Easy to Grow
          • Huge
          • Spectacular

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • House
            • Patio

            Comments about Susan Amaryllis Bulb:

            I was shocked when I saw how large the bulb was when I received it. When it bloomed I was just amazed at the spectacular flowers it produced. What a winner!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            nice color, large blooms

            By nature boy

            from Peoria IL

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                  Comments about Susan Amaryllis Bulb:

                  the person who got this loved it. Three stalks.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful Blooms!

                  By LeilaBlue

                  from Pilot Point, TX

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                        Comments about Susan Amaryllis Bulb:

                        Large size bulbs. Bloomed a few weeks after starting. Big blooms and also got second blooms. Very satisfied.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Glorious Blooms!

                        By Pam

                        from Blanding, UT

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Large flowers
                        • Low Care
                        • vibrant color

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Beauty

                          Comments about Susan Amaryllis Bulb:

                          I bought this for my mother-in-law and we have been amazed by it. It has bloomed several times (the bulb was the largest Amaryllis I have ever seen) and is now growing large healthy leaves. It bloomed beautifully and was so pretty, I am getting one for myself next year!

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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.

                          Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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