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

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 Single Bulb - Bulb Size: 34/+ cm
SKU 17AMAR1

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.

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
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 Time Fall, Winter
Advantages Containers, Easy to Grow, Forcing
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-11.
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.

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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 MeadowsSamba Amaryllis Bulb
 
5.0

(based on 12 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Vivid colors (6)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Large bulb size (5)
  • Long bloom time (5)
  • Reliable growth (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (5)
  • Indoor pots (4)
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    • Personal (6)

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5.0

The Wow factor!

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from New Orleans, LA

About Me Avid Gardener

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Healthy
  • Huge

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors

    Comments about American Meadows Samba Amaryllis Bulb:

    This is the most beautiful amaryllis i have ever had. At one point i had 8 huge blooms at the same time. Love this plant and will always have one in my collection.

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    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Amazing flower opened on Christmas Eve

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    from Placerville area

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Healthy
    • Nice Bulb To Start With

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Indoors

    Comments about American Meadows Samba Amaryllis Bulb:

    thank you

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    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Beautiful

    By 

    from Brillion, WI

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about American Meadows Samba Amaryllis Bulb:

      So beautiful, lots of flowers.

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      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Spectacular

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      from Denver CO

      About Me Master Gardener

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Showy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about American Meadows Samba Amaryllis Bulb:

        Huge, long-lasting blooms. I had trouble keeping it upright in the pot so I cut the stalk and put it in a vase of water. Six days later, it is still beautiful. Most impressive amaryllis I've ever seen.

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        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Simply gorgeous

        By 

        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"

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            from Tucson, AZ.

            About Me Avid Gardener

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            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!

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            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

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            from Peoria IL

            About Me Avid Gardener

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            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

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              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 

                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 !

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                  from Westminster, Maryland

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                        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.

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                        • Personal
                         
                        5.0

                        Remedy for the long gray Winters

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                        from 10 minutes drive South of Lake MIchigan

                        About Me Getting Started

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                        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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                          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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