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                                        How To Get Indoor Amaryllis/Hippeastrum To Bloom

By mcash70
February 26, 2014

I have heard a lot of folks say that they cannot get their Amaryllis/Hippeastrum to bloom the second or third year, and I was very surprised to be told by a saleslady at a garden center that she was unsuccessful.

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Gardenspot2010
Jan 18, 2015 9:58 PM CST
Thank you for posting the step by step. Though I have tried, sometimes I am successful, and sometimes not! Love the variety of Amaryllis! Hope to start a garden bed just for Amaryllis! Again, thanks for all your details. Hopefully successes will be greater next year with the re-blooms forced in Winter, my books on Amaryllis and your feedback here.. Thank You!
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 19, 2015 12:16 AM CST
Your welcome Gardenspot. I tip my hat to you. Hopefully it will work for you and you get many lovely blooms in the future. What zone are you in? You are fortunate that you will be able to plant them outside.

Gardenspot2010
May 2, 2015 10:11 AM CST
Zone 8/8b depending on the winter...Sometimes they shrivel up and don't work outside, but my friend has a bed with amaryllis and she get great returns. I do think there is something magical about her location...under established trees, under ground. I do not have that same location in my garden. Think they will take the heat and light, but probably don't like the rains we get or the sprinkler I have to use for the grass nearby. we shall see.
I have always wanted to have someone to chat about amaryllis now that I have a bit of a collection.

Do you keep yours indoors year round? Group hug
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
May 2, 2015 10:59 AM CST
Welcome! Hi Gardenspot, welcome to ATP.

I see you are zone 8, what area do you live in??

Yes I keep mine indoors year round, I am zone 3 and live at an altitude of 3500 feet so we can get frost in early June and again mid to late August, so short summer with cool night, also I don't want them to get bugs.

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