Carmen Square Amaryllis Kit

Red Carmen Square Amaryllis Kit, Hippeastrum, Amaryllis

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

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 Indoor Growing Kit - Bulb Size: 26/28 cm
SKU 56AMAR1

Our luxury Copper-colored Amaryllis Gift Kits were made just for us! Each kit comes in a square copper-colored pot plus liner and potting soil. The jumbo bulb in this one is "Carmen", a deep cherry red with at least two stems of flowers. This one is a great quality gift, and everything is packed in the copper-colored pot, with a full-color top label and simple instructions. So even if your gift recipient is an old hand at amaryllis, you'll know they've never received a kit with a copper-colored pot 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 (877) 309-7333 for special quantity discounts on this product.

Kit Includes:
1 Jumbo Amaryllis Bulb - Carmen
Copper-colored Pot and Liner
Professional Potting soil
Complete Instructions.

SKU 56AMAR1
Common Name Amaryllis
Botanical Name Hippeastrum
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Planting Kit
Flower Color Red
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 Time Fall, Winter
Advantages Containers, Easy to Grow, Forcing
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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 MeadowsCarmen Square Amaryllis Kit
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large bulb size (12)
  • Vivid colors (11)
  • Low maintenance (10)
  • Long bloom time (7)
  • Pest resistant (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoor pots (6)
  • Containers (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (6), Casual hobbyist (4)

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5.0

Beautiful

By 

from Florida

About Me Casual Hobbyist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cut Flowers
    • Indoor Pots

    Comments about American Meadows Carmen Square Amaryllis Kit:

    It grew very fast in the pots out on the patio. When they started to bloom, we cut the stems and put them in the house. They bloomed fully and lasted a long time in a vase. When they were finished blooming, we planted them in the yard. They will bloom year after year and spread.

     
    4.0

    Great Color!

    By 

    from Kinnelon, NJ

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Containers
      • Indoor Pots

      Comments about American Meadows Carmen Square Amaryllis Kit:

      Enjoyed this plant. It looked great in the container provided. Hope I can get it to bloom next year.

       
      5.0

      Captivating Christmas!

      By 

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Large Bulb Size
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Containers

        Comments about American Meadows Carmen Square Amaryllis Kit:

        Sent this amaryllis kit to a dear friend for Christmas. It bloomed a fabulous red and she LOVED it! The anticipation as it grew was half the fun -- I kept getting emails about its progress. Perfect holiday color and she'll rebloom it next year, too.

         
        5.0

        Very Pretty

        By 

        from Montgomery, AL

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Large Bulb Size
        • Low Maintenance

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Carmen Square Amaryllis Kit:

            A true Red if ever there was one.

             
            5.0

            Just like the picture

            By 

            from Burlington, Vermont

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Large Bulb Size
            • Low Maintenance
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoor Pots

              Comments about American Meadows Carmen Square Amaryllis Kit:

              The bulb gave off 2 stems with a total of 7 flowers...just beautiful. No care involved and the kit has everything you need.

               
              5.0

              Perfect!

              By 

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Getting Started

              Pros

              • Large Bulb Size
              • Low Maintenance
              • Reliable Growth
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Carmen Square Amaryllis Kit:

                  I bought this for the nurses at my health clinic and they just LOVED it! This is a great, unusual gift idea. Highly recommended!

                   
                  5.0

                  Kept it for myself

                  By 

                  from SW Michigan

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoor Pots

                    Comments about American Meadows Carmen Square Amaryllis Kit:

                    I planned to give this as a present but I had to keep it for myself because I wanted to have the beauty in my home.

                     
                    5.0

                    The Gift that keeps on Giving

                    By 

                    from Merrimack, NH

                    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 Carmen Square Amaryllis Kit:

                      I received this as a Christmas gift and planted it mid January. I have been enjoying blooms for the past few weeks. First 2 and now 4 gorgeous blooms with two more ready to pop.
                      A treat of color as I dream of spring! So easy...I will put this on my gift giving list for next season....one size fits all! Thank you American Meadows!!

                       
                      5.0

                      Your "Carmen" Amaryllis is really great!

                      By 

                      from Blue Ridge, GA

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about American Meadows Carmen Square Amaryllis Kit:

                          This holiday season, I grew your "Carmen" Amaryllis in the really attractive copper pot. I've grown many of these before, but this kit (a gift) was particularly nice and easy to use. I simply potted and watered. First a stalk with 4 blooms rose and opened perfectly. Then a second stalk with 3 blooms replaced that, making the whole full bloom time almost three weeks--and right through Christmas and New Years. Really spectacular! THANKS for such quality bulbs!

                           
                          5.0

                          Fantastic gift (for yourself and others)

                          By 

                          from Seattle, WA

                          About Me Casual Hobbyist

                          Pros

                          • Large Bulb Size
                          • Long Bloom Time
                          • Vivid Colors

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about American Meadows Carmen Square Amaryllis Kit:

                              I bought several as holiday gifts for friends. Everything about them was fantastic: easy to grow, healthy plants, vibrant colors and an attractive pot. My friends were elated and I kept one for myself. I bought more again this year.

                               
                              5.0

                              What a great gift!

                              By 

                              from Orlando, FL

                              About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

                              Pros

                              • Beautiful blossoms
                              • Fun to watch grow and blo
                              • Large Bulb Size
                              • Long Bloom Time
                              • Low Maintenance
                              • Pest Resistant
                              • Vivid Colors

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Containers
                                • Indoor Pots

                                Comments about American Meadows Carmen Square Amaryllis Kit:

                                this was given as a gift to a friend for Christmas and as my friend has never had an amaryllis before, it was truly enjoyed from start of planting time to end of blossoming. My friend was afraid she wouldn't be able to keep the bulb healthy, but she has nurtured the bulb by following the simple instructions and is looking forward to having another set of blossoms sometime in the next few months. My friend is so impressed and now says "it's really easy to care for these gorgeous creatures".

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great gift at a great price!

                                By 

                                from Tidewater Virginia

                                Pros

                                • Easy to grow
                                • Gorgeous color
                                • Large Bulb Size
                                • Low Maintenance
                                • Pest Resistant
                                • Vivid Colors

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Christmas decorations

                                  Comments about American Meadows Carmen Square Amaryllis Kit:

                                  Purchased this as a gift, but kept it for myself; the container was too attractive to give away. Turned out that the bulb and flower were beautiful, too!

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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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