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Samba Amaryllis Bulb

Samba is a knock-out hybrid that has it all. The name echos the Rio Carnival and the colors do too! Spectacular!
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Price: $30.95

Sale: $15.48

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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 17AMAR1
Common Name Amaryllis
Botanical Name Hippeastrum
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Flower Color Red, 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
Suggested Uses Containers, Easy to Grow, Forcing
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-11.
Ships to Canada No
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Description

Like the swirling skirt of a parade queen in Rio during Carnival, new "Samba" takes red and white to a new level in amaryllis hybrids. Not just the bi-color, not just the center star, not just edged petals, but all of the above. All other red and white bi-colors, watch out--here comes Samba!

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.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Apple Blossom Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

    Apple Blossom Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

  • Paperwhite Bulbs Chinese Sacred Lilies

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  • Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

    Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

Reviews

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Pros

  • Vivid colors (6)
  • Large bulb size (5)
  • Long bloom time (5)
  • Reliable growth (5)
  • Low maintenance (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor pots (4)
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    5.0

    Simply gorgeous

    By cb

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Samba Amaryllis Bulb:

        This is certainly one terrific plant. The color and quality are exceptional. Very satisfied!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        "Highly recommended to others to buy"

        By Steve

        from Tucson, AZ.

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Large Bulb Size
        • Long Bloom Time
        • Not 2 Bloom Stocks But 3
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

        • No Cons-period

        Best Uses

        • Great For Holiday Gifts
        • Indoor Pots

        Comments about American Meadows Samba Amaryllis Bulb:

        Every year for the holidays,as a tradition, I send my mother a new and different color amaryllis, to help brighten up the short, dark days in PA. "Samba" exceeded her expectations-after it sent up the 2 bloom stocks with 4 huge flowers on each one, and it finished blooming, it surprisingly sent up a 3rd bloom stock with 5 blossoms on it! She was truly amazed! It was the gift that kept on giving!She received many compliments from family and friends alike.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Vivid red color!

        By Sherry

        from Madison, WI

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Top heavy in pot

        Best Uses

        • Containers
        • Indoor Pots
        • Tabletop centerpiece

        Comments about American Meadows Samba Amaryllis Bulb:

        Be sure to plant in a large sturdy pot so the weight of the flower doesn't tip it over.

         
        5.0

        love this one

        By Mr. Amaryllis

        from Peoria IL

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Great hight
        • Large Bulb Size
        • Long Bloom Time
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Indoor Pots

          Comments about American Meadows Samba Amaryllis Bulb:

          anyone I give this bulb to Just loves it

           
          5.0

          spectacular awesome

          By Gail the gardener

          from poynette wis

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Containers
            • Indoor Pots

            Comments about American Meadows Samba Amaryllis Bulb:

            The color and size were awesome. I love to have amarylis blossoming in my home in the winter as the snow and wind blow outside. What a pick me up

             
            5.0

            MAGNIFICENT ,catches your eye right away

            By maggie

            from Plainfield,in

            About Me All flowers and vegtables, Avid Gardener, To grow

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • To enjoy
              • Was in the great room

              Comments about American Meadows Samba Amaryllis Bulb:

              delivery was good and about the time expected.The planting
              was easy couldn`t wait to see the beauty of the bloom.

               
              5.0

              Bring on the WOW !

              By Loving bulbs Cathy

              from Westminster, Maryland

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Samba Amaryllis Bulb:

                    So easy to grow, and very much worth any effort you put into it. This amarylilis bulb producted and then producted again. The beauty is breathtaking. Use it as a focal point on a table. Placed close to the Christmas tree, it reflects all the beauty of both. The blooms lasted a long time, then put out another stalk, a sign of a quality bulb. I plan to over summer it in the garden and then force it inside for Christmas next year.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    Remedy for the long gray Winters

                    By Dabbling Dennis

                    from 10 minutes drive South of Lake MIchigan

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Hardy
                    • Healthy
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Wonderful for children

                      Comments about American Meadows Samba Amaryllis Bulb:

                      This was a magnificent flower that helps the whole family take interest in gardening during the long gray Winter months

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                      • Personal

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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.

                      See all Amaryllis Bulbs and Kits

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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:
                      • Apple Blossom Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

                        Apple Blossom Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

                      • Paperwhite Bulbs Chinese Sacred Lilies

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                      • Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

                        Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

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