Amaryllis As Yard Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Houston, TX
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Question by marjmul
November 12, 1998
Will an Amaryllis bulb grow if planted in the yard?

Answer from NGA
November 12, 1998
Yes, most types of Amaryllis will naturalize in your part of the country. Plant them in a well drained area with lots of added sand and organic matter. They will prefer some dappled shade in the mid to late day period. Put a handful of bone meal in the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and make sure at least 1/2 the bulb extends above ground. They are heavy feeders so plant on supplementing them with a liquid fertilizer during the growing season.

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