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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Jan 14, 2012 10:34 AM CST
Okay. So my Amaryllis has bloomed for me in a pot indoors and is not past its prime. Do I cut off the bloom stalk or leave it and let it die naturally? I will be planting it out in the garden come spring. Thanks for tips.
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Name: JT Sessions
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gone2seed
Jan 14, 2012 8:27 PM CST
Cut it off unless you have seed pods you are saving.
Name: Michael Hicks
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chefmike92
Jan 14, 2012 9:57 PM CST
I agree I agree I agree dont cut leaves unless they are dieing and just keep slightly moist NOT wet that will rot. I have been told if you in NC you might want to plant 4-6 in deep im not an expert down here i plant 2 in deep just a thought

mike

BTW what kind did you have we LOVE Lovey dubby pics here!!!!
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Jan 31, 2012 12:31 PM CST
Thanks for the tips and suggestions. Mike, I believe it was called "Desire," but that's subject to confirmation. My memory's not what it used to be, but I did label it in the pot so I'd know what I had!

I'll check the stalk for seeds and if none, off with its head!

Here's a photo, but not a very good one.

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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jan 31, 2012 2:07 PM CST
I'm new to growing Amaryllis and would like to know how long does it take before you know if you have seed pods and if you do, how many days to maturity?? Shrug!

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 31, 2012 6:18 PM CST
Margaret, when the bloom shrivels up you should see the seed pod swelling quite rapidly. If you don't see quite a difference in say 4-5 days then cut it. I don't remember how long to maturity but a lot is going to depend on temps., light, etc.... I was growing mine outside in the ground in S. Fl. zone 10 & those seed pods developed pretty fast & matured I'm going to say within a month. Actually I think it was less time than that --- perhaps even as little as 2 weeks but I never timed it or kept a log.
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jan 31, 2012 6:26 PM CST
Thank you Ann I tip my hat to you. that is very helpful information, I tried pollinating a pretty white that just had a number, with Red Lion. Green Grin!
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Jan 31, 2012 7:05 PM CST
I just checked my plant tag and `Desire' is actually the cultivar! Can't believe I remembered that. I do have a seed pod, so I'll let it mature.

Thanks again, all.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 31, 2012 7:24 PM CST
Welcome! Margaret.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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