Amaryllis bulbs are prized for their exotic trumpet-shaped flowers. They add dramatic color to homes and gardens and make wonderful gifts to gardeners from beginners to experts. Amaryllis bulbs prefer to be kept on the dry side prior to forming a bud. Water only when the soil is dry. When a bud and stem have formed water more frequently, still taking caution to avoid over-watering.
Amaryllis flowers like to be in full sun to partial shade
Amaryllis bulbs do best in well-draining soil. Use a soil that has organic material like peat moss or compost.
Amaryllis bulbs do not need to be fertilized.
Amaryllis flowers will bloom within 6 – 8 weeks from being planted.
Planting amaryllis bulbs between 1 – 2 inches in depth is perfect for them.
Amaryllis bulbs grow best in containers.
PLANTING ADVICE FOR AMARYLLIS BULBS
- Amaryllis flowers love a sunny location but can tolerate some partial shade.
- Amaryllis bulbs and flowers enjoy having soil that is well-draining and has organic matter. Amend the soil you are planting in with organic material such as compost, manure or we suggest peat moss.
- The diameter of the pot should be about 1 inch wider than the widest part of the bulb and twice as tall as the bulb to allow space for good root development.
- Set the bulb in the pot so the roots rest on the potting soil. The bulb should sit up above the edge of the container.
- Water immediately after planting and let the water drain freely until the soil is moist.
BULBS TO PAIR WITH AMARYLLIS BULBS
PAPERWHITES – Paperwhite flowers are fragrant, winter-blooming daffodils that are great for growing in indoor containers. They are super easy-to-grow and will add spring cheer all winter long. Place on a windowsill or a tabletop to add a little color and texture to a room. Stop in after Labor Day every year to check out the paperwhite bulbs we have at City Floral Garden Center.
TULIPS – Tulips are one of the more popular bulbs. They range from miniature size to 30″ late bloomers. If you are looking to add color all spring long it’s best to get a variety of tulip bulbs that bloom at different times. Stop in after Labor Day every year to check out the selection of tulip bulbs we have in stock here at City Floral Garden Center.
BEARDED IRIS – The bearded iris is aptly named for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, because the iris come in every color in the rainbow and then some. This beautiful flower also comes in many subcategories like tall bearded, intermediate bearded, short bearded, miniature bearded and border bearded. All of which are distinguished by their stature.