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Amaryllis, ‘Minerva’

Great Gift Item. ‘Minerva’ Amaryllis is a luscious red and white stripe combination, that is sure to draw your attention. Amaryllis are a great favorite with exceptionally huge blossoms. Of all flowering bulbs, amaryllis are the easiest to bring to bloom. This can be accomplished indoors or out, and over an extended period of time. The amaryllis originated in South America’s tropical regions and has the botanical name Hippeastrum. The large flowers and ease with which they can be brought to bloom make amaryllis popular and in demand worldwide.They are a wonderful plant for indoors in the winter and very early spring months. A super VALUE and a nice gift idea. This is a top quality Amaryllis bulb.

The Amaryllis is a beautiful, fascinating flowering bulb. It is not hardy in places that have extended periods of frost, having originated in tropical regions. They make good container plants and can be delightful cut flowers. The major Dutch breeders have spent the last two centuries hybridizing these specimens to bring us the flower we know and love. Today’s cultivars have stalks ranging from about 12″ to 24″ with each stalk having four to six flowers. Typically, a bulb will produce two stalks in a blooming season. With care, these bulbs will bloom every year for many years.

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Plant Details +

Height Average of 20"
Spacing 5"
Exposure Indirect sun
Foliage Green, strap-like
Flower Red and white striped
Bloomtime Winter - very early spring

General Information +

Common: Amaryllis

Family: Hippeastrum

General Characteristics: The amaryllis is a popular indoor plant in the winter and spring, with large lily-shaped flowers on tall stems. They are a popular holiday gift. As a bulb, it shares some care and growth methods used with other bulbs. However, because of its background as a tropical plant, and bloom cycle, there are differences. The bulb is NOT winter hardy in northen climates, so would not survive planted outdoors, as would tulips, daffodils, etc. The amaryllis is for indoor blooms on a yearly cycle. With proper care, the bulb will flower again each year. Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) are tropical bulbs, native to South America, that are harvested in the summer and then chilled to prepare them to bloom. Widely sold in the winter months for their ability to bloom indoors.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: If you cannot plant the bulbs immediately after receiving them, store them in a cool, dark temperature between 40-50 degrees F. If sprouting has already occurred, it is best to plant bulb as soon as possible. 1. Start with the pot. You should use a sturdy pot that leaves 1 or 2 inches space between the pot and the bulb. Plant the bulb in good quality potting soil with approximately the top 1/3 of the bulb showing above the soil surface. Do not use a pot that is sharply tapered or very shallow because you want room for decent root growth. 2. Add water so the soil is moist, but not soggy. Do not over water. 3. Keep the Amaryllis in a warm location (70-75°), but not in direct sunlight. 4. Water on a regular basis throughout the flowering period. 5. After flowering, remove the flower stem just above the bulb and continue to water. Plant outdoors in the spring and fertilize throughout the summer. After first frost, dig bulb and store bareroot in a cool dark place for at least 8 weeks. Repot the bulb and a new cycle will begin.