Red Lion Amaryllis Kit

 
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Red Lion Amaryllis growing kit produces red blooms grown in a decorative copper colored pot. It arrives in a burlap gift bag and is finished with a satin bow. Our amaryllis kits are made exclusively for us; this kit includes pot, soil, bulb and instructions. Amaryllis kit’s are easy to grow and are a perfect gift.

Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
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 45AMAR1

Each kit comes in a copper colored pot with carrying handles, plus liner and potting soil. The jumbo bulb in this one is Red Lion, a deep cherry red that grows 20-24" tall and will produce 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 (877) 309-7333 for special quantity discounts on this product.

Kit Includes:

1 Jumbo Amaryllis Bulb - Red Lion
Copper colored pot and liner
Professional potting soil
Gift tag
Complete instructions.

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
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 Easy to Grow, Containers, Forcing
Ships to 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.

Shipping begins in mid October.

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American MeadowsRed Lion Amaryllis Kit
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Containers (3)
  • Indoor pots (3)
  • Indoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (4), Avid gardener (3)
    • Primary use:
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5.0

Beautiful large blooms!

By 

from Washington

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors

    Comments about American Meadows Red Lion Amaryllis Kit:

    Sent as a gift to my mother. Had arrangement of three colors, this one bloomed earliest of the 3 with large showy flowers! She loved it!

    • Primary use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    My Amarllis has has five (5) blooms

    By 

    from Napanee, Ontario, CANADA

    About Me Getting Started

    Comments about American Meadows Red Lion Amaryllis Kit:

    My Amarllis this winter has had three blooms and after it stop blooming in about one week it stared to bloom again it ended up with five blooms. I cut it back and I am letting it dry and hope to have it bloom again

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    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Magnificent Amaryllis Growing Kits

    By 

    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 Red Lion 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 

    from PA

    Comments about American Meadows Red Lion 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.

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    5.0

    Real winner!

    By 

    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 Red Lion 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 

      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 Red Lion 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 

        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 Red Lion 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 

          from Takoma Park, MD

          About Me Getting Started

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about American Meadows Red Lion 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.

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            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Just like you said

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            from Renfrew, PA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about American Meadows Red Lion 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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              • Personal

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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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