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Charisma Amaryllis Bulb

 

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Charisma Amaryllis charms with star-shaped blooms that feature red flames, rising from a red throat set against pure white petals. Razor sharp, bold red edging adds even more accent to this dramatic color-maker. Expect numerous blooms to appear on multiple stalks. (Hippeastrum)

Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Forcing
Forcing
Mature Plant Size 20-24" tall
Bloom Time Winter: 6-12 weeks after planting.
Size Single Bulb - Bulb Size: 34 cm
SKU 11AMAR1

Plant Information

This one is a really refined beauty. Instead of the rounded, overlapping petals displayed by older varieties, this sleek new variety presents a flatter, massive star shape with exquisite markings in deep red. Your grandmother never saw one like this!

You can expect to see blooms in 6-12 weeks, after planting your Charisma amaryllis bulb.

Amaryllis How-To: Ever grown an amaryllis inside the house? It's a snap. There can be rain, cold and snow outside, but all you do is plant the bulb in a pot, water this "magic lily", and watch it zoom into growth. Eventually, enormous flowers begin to open - huge lily blooms up to 8" across! Each bulb produces one or two stems, with 3 or 4 flowers appearing on each stalk. These long-lasting blooms will provide a 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. Place the pot with your freshly-planted bulb on top of the refrigerator, radiator, or other spot that provides 'bottom heat' to encourage quicker sprouting.

Watering:Water sparingly until the sprout is well out of the bulb. 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 and bend towards the light. Once in flower, it's best to keep plant out of direct sunlight to keep the blooms from fading. Simply remove each flower as it begins to pale. 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 all over again.

SKU 11AMAR1
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: 6-12 weeks after planting.
Days to Bloom 6-12 weeks after planting.
Flower Size Up to 8" flowers
Planting Time Fall, Winter
Advantages Easy to Grow, Containers, Forcing
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-11.
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.

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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 MeadowsCharisma Amaryllis Bulb
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large bulb size (10)
  • Long bloom time (8)
  • Low maintenance (8)
  • Accurate instructions (6)
  • Attractive (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (7)
  • Indoor pots (5)
  • Containers (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (8), Casual hobbyist (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

An enchanted bulb

My sweetie gave me a Charisma bulb for Christmas four years ago. It bloomed spectacularly indoors that winter, but my sweetie was skeptical that I could ever get it to bloom again. Well,...Read complete review

My sweetie gave me a Charisma bulb for Christmas four years ago. It bloomed spectacularly indoors that winter, but my sweetie was skeptical that I could ever get it to bloom again. Well, not only has it re-bloomed every year since then, but it has now produced SEVEN offspring bulbs, all of which have also bloomed (and re-bloomed, in the case of the older offspring). I am flabbergasted, amazed, delighted. I am ready to start an amaryllis farm here!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Never came up :(

Would like to review product, but so far it hasn't started to grow. Planted it the same day as the Samba we received and was given all the same light and water, but...Read complete review

Would like to review product, but so far it hasn't started to grow. Planted it the same day as the Samba we received and was given all the same light and water, but has not even begun to emerge. Very disappointing as Charisma has one stem already in beautiful bloom and a second stem 5 inches tall.

Reviewed by 19 customers

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5.0

Great Amaryllis!

By 

from Wichita, KS

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors

    Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

    I bought this for 87yr. old mother. I believe the 3rd set of blooms are the most incredible yet!

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    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Wow!

    By 

    from Illinois

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

      This bulb was so beautiful especially that all of the flowers bloomed together.

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      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Waiting on it's 3rd stalk to bloom!

      By 

      from Westland MI

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

        Very healthy bulb

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        5.0

        Slow Grower but Worth the Wait

        By 

        from Quincy MA

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

          Charisma took over a month longer to start blooming under the same conditions as 2 other amaryllis but was worth the wait. Beautiful, vibrant colors just in time for spring.

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          • Personal
           
          5.0

          I would buy this as a gift for friends.

          By 

          from Little Rock, Arkansas

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

            A fast blooming plant and looks exactly like the picture. I love it.

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            • Personal
             
            1.0

            Never came up :(

            By 

            from Brillion, WI

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors

                Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                Would like to review product, but so far it hasn't started to grow. Planted it the same day as the Samba we received and was given all the same light and water, but has not even begun to emerge. Very disappointing as Charisma has one stem already in beautiful bloom and a second stem 5 inches tall.

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                • Personal
                 
                1.0

                Complete dud

                By 

                from Amarillo, TX

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Not Growing At All

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                    Very disappointed in this particular bulb. I've grown many amaryllis in my life and have never not had one grow at all. I re-potted after about a month and the root system seems good, but still no growth at the top.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    Exceptional

                    By 

                    from Autin

                    About Me Casual Hobbyist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Large Bulb Size
                    • Long Bloom Time
                    • Reliable Growth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Containers

                      Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                      Large bulbs with healthy foliage. Huge blooms. Each bulb bloomed twice with the second just as beautiful as the first. Bloom as pictured with subtle gradation of color. Very satisfied.

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      An enchanted bulb

                      By 

                      from College Park, MD

                      About Me Casual Hobbyist

                      Pros

                      • Large Bulb Size
                      • Low Maintenance
                      • Re-blooms For Years
                      • Reliable Growth
                      • Vivid Colors

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                          My sweetie gave me a Charisma bulb for Christmas four years ago. It bloomed spectacularly indoors that winter, but my sweetie was skeptical that I could ever get it to bloom again. Well, not only has it re-bloomed every year since then, but it has now produced SEVEN offspring bulbs, all of which have also bloomed (and re-bloomed, in the case of the older offspring). I am flabbergasted, amazed, delighted. I am ready to start an amaryllis farm here!

                           
                          5.0

                          Beautiful - looks brushed by an artist

                          By 

                          from Florida Panhandle

                          About Me Casual Hobbyist

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Containers

                            Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                            This is the "artiest" of the unusual amyrillis I have found.

                             
                            5.0

                            Gorgous.

                            By 

                            from Stone Mountain, GA

                            About Me Avid Gardener

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoor Pots

                              Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                              One of the most beautiful amaryllis blooms around. Makes a magnificent Christmas Time display. Easy to grow, blooms are hugh, requires littly maintenance.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Amaryllis "Charisma"

                              By 

                              from Wisconsin

                              About Me Casual Hobbyist

                              Pros

                              • Absolutely beautiful
                              • Large Bulb Size
                              • Vivid Colors

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoor Pots

                                Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                                After the first spike shot up and flowered, I thought the amaryllis was finished. Then... It sent up another stem with more flowers. It was more than I ever dreamed of! Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

                                 
                                5.0

                                Unbelievable color, huge blooms

                                By 

                                from Harvard, Il

                                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoor Pots

                                  Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                                  I bought this bulb for my mother as a gift. the color and huge blooms are just stunning.It last forever and the next thing you know another stem appears and the fun starts all over again.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Street stopper gorgeous petals!

                                  By 

                                  from Byron, Ill

                                  About Me Green Hands na thumb

                                  Pros

                                  • Mezmerizing

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Containers

                                    Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                                    Love my bulbs!!! Only one sad note, had received two bulbs that were mushy upon arrival. Expecting replacements this fall.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    A beautiful amarylis. It had three spies

                                    By 

                                    from East Texas

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                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoor Pots

                                      Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                                      The amarilys bulbs aa beautiful winter bulb for indoors.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great investment

                                      By 

                                      from Baton Rouge, LA

                                      Pros

                                      • Large Bulb Size
                                      • Long Bloom Time
                                      • Low Maintenance

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Containers

                                        Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                                        I am looking forward to purchasing additional bulbs. They are just a pleasure to view.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Amazing Plant

                                        By 

                                        from St. Paul MN

                                        About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Large Bulb Size
                                        • Long Bloom Time
                                        • Low Maintenance

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Indoor Pots

                                          Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                                          This bulb produced an amazing display of vibrant color. It bloomed and bloomed. It was simply amazing. Can hardly wait for the next cycle. After the blooms the biggest aray of greens proudly telling us that it will indeed bloom again next spring.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Much prettier than pictured! HUGE bulb.

                                          By 

                                          from Tucson, AZ

                                          About Me Casual Hobbyist, Master Gardener

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                                              Bright, vivid, eye-catching.

                                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Gorgeous

                                              By 

                                              from Wisconsin

                                              About Me Master Gardener

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Accurate Instructions
                                              • Attractive
                                              • Healthy

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Indoors

                                                Comments about American Meadows Charisma Amaryllis Bulb:

                                                The Charisma Amaryllis was beautiful. It had 16 showy flowers at first and to my delight, just when I thought the show was over, I got one last display of 4 more. I totally enjoyed watching the bulb come alive and pop with color at such a dreary time of year here in Wisconsin.

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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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