The elegant blooms of ‘Rilona’ Amaryllis will warm your winter days. This cherished heirloom has lush, apricot-colored petals with a gentle pleating, adding a layer of delicate detail. A heavy bloomer, ‘Rilona’ produces two to three stems, each bearing four to six flowers that are up to 8 inches across. Premium kit includes a bulb, soil, and a textured white pot. (Hippeastrum hybrid)
20-24” tall. ‘Rilona’ Amaryllis flowers are quite impressive, stretching up to eight inches in diameter. Standing atop long stems, the peachy blooms also make stunning bouquets. Cut stems when the first flower begins to crack open and shows a flush of color. Amaryllis cuttings continue to shine up to three weeks in a vase - just change water often to keep them fresh. Amaryllis are the perfect gift for spectacular indoor blooms, hostess gifts, and other winter occasions. Simply pot bulbs eight to twelve weeks before the desired bloom time. Thick foliage tends to grow toward light, so rotate regularly to keep stems growing straight. Amaryllis are among the easiest bulbs for winter forcing. With care, they can provide colorful blooms year after year.
Long, slender, strap-shaped leaves.
Up to 8" flowers
Winter: 6-12 weeks after planting.
Easy To Grow, Good For Containers, Good For Forcing
Place bulb so top inch or so of bulb sticks up out of the soil.
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Planting & Care
Getting Started When Your Bulbs Arrive
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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.
Amaryllis Outdoors (Zones 9 - 11)
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.
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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