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Amaryllis, ‘Red Lion’

Great Gift Item. ‘Red Lion’ Amaryllis is a bold, velvet red color, that is wonderful to bring bright-color into the home during the winter months. 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.

Availability

# Description Unit Qty Units Available Price/Unit
Red Lion-1
Red Lion-2

Plant Details +

Bulb Type Bulb
Height Average of 20"
Spacing 5"
Exposure Indirect sun
Foliage 5"
Flower Red
Bloomtime Winter - very early spring

General Information +

Planting/Care Instructions +

Easy to Grow: 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.

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.

When to Plant Outdoors: 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.