PlantsAmaryllis→Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Joker')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: with red central blaze and varying patterns of striations and speckles
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Western KentuckyDate: 2011-12-06
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Posted by Sharon (Calvert City, KY - Zone 7a) on Dec 20, 2011 1:13 AM

Joker is a very short compact plant, short but sturdy stalk and small compact blooms. Its color is a mix of red and white. From a distance it isn't as showy as the larger brighter plants, but it is a lovely Amaryllis. Like the others, it's easy to care for. I have it blooming for Christmas and to continue the cycle, this is what I do.

After blooming, I always remove the bloom stalks but allow the foliage to continue growing. Food for the bulb is stored in the foliage. By summer, the foliage will begin to die back and that's when it begins its dormant stage. It works best if I store the bulb in a cool dark place until late November, then repot it, begin watering, and soon new growth appears.

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