Amaryllis As Yard Plants - Knowledgebase Question

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


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Answer from NGA
November 12, 1998

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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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