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Gift-Boxed Kit with Lush Red Lion Amaryllis. This kit includes pot, no-fuss growing medium, top-quality bulb and instructions. Amaryllis kits are easy to grow and make the perfect gift for friends, family, officemates, or even the entire company. Corporate pricing available.

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 20AMAR1

Plant Information

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.

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
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 Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting & Care

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

Shipping begins in mid October.

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 approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsRed Lion Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (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

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoor pots (7)
  • Indoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (5), Casual hobbyist (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)

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 13 customers

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4.0

be patient

By 

from Long Island, NY

About Me Getting Started

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Indoors

Comments about American Meadows Red Lion Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit:

looks like i'll only get one bloom sadly, very reasonable cost thank you!

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

Friend Loved It!

By 

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 

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 

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 

      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 

        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 

          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 

              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 

                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 

                  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 

                      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 

                        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 

                          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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                            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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