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Our exclusive kit comes in a galvanized tin, features a dutch-sourced quality amaryllis bulb, plus liner and growing medium. Red Lion is a classic red, fool-proof bulb that grows 20-24" tall and produces at least two stems of flowers. Packaged in our charming burlap bag adorned with a red bow, this kit makes the perfect Holiday hostess gift. We have loved watching our customers start an annual family tradition of gifting and forcing amaryllis together each winter!
Amaryllis is one of the easiest flowers to grow indoors. No matter the cold winter weather outside, your amaryllis will bloom and thrive, spreading a feeling of joyous springtime cheer inside. Just a few days after potting, stems begin to form; in just weeks your amaryllis flowers will begin to open into huge lily-like blooms - up to 8" wide! (Each kit contains a bulb that will produce at least two stems, each with 3 or 4 flowers!) Within 6 to 10 weeks from first watering to full bloom, your amaryllis will put on a big, colorful 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 25 or more kits, please call (877) 309-7333 for special quantity discounts on this product.
1 Jumbo Amaryllis Bulb - Red Lion
Galvanized Pot and Liner
Professional Growing Medium
|Zones||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Ships As||Planting Kit|
|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|
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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)
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.
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.
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.View Shipping Rate Chart
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.
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