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Red Lion Amaryllis Kit - Galvanized Pot

 

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The Red Lion Amaryllis Growing Kit produces beautiful, red blooms grown in a decorative, silver-colored pot. Nestled in a natural burlap gift bag and finished with a red ribbon bow, this kit makes a fine gift for gardeners and non-gardeners alike. Includes everything needed to grow multiple blooms on multiple stalks indoors. (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 Indoor Growing Kit - Bulb Size: 26-28 cm
SKU AFBJ1KT

Plant Information

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 indoors. Simply follow the provided instructions and watch your amaryllis flowers open into huge lily-like blooms - up to 8" wide! Within 6 to 12 weeks from first watering to full bloom, your amaryllis will put on a big, colorful show for over a month. You can also save your bulb as it goes dormant, for fresh blooms the following season

Note about Gifts: If you're 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, we're happy to help and can even ship to multiple addresses. Please call (877) 309-7333 for special quantity discounts on this product.

Kit Includes:
1 Jumbo Amaryllis Bulb - Red Lion
Galvanized Pot and Liner
Professional Growing Medium
Gift Tag
Complete Instructions.

SKU AFBJ1KT
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: 6-12 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
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.

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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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