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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Dec 7, 2015 12:55 PM CST
Looking for recommendations for an online site for the 'just add water' Amaryllis Kits.

Thanks!
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Name: Barbara
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bsharf
Dec 8, 2015 3:22 AM CST

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Most of the online nurseries sell the Amaryllis already planted in pots. Try Amaryllis Bulb Company or White Flower Farm. Shipment should be pretty fast right now.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Dec 8, 2015 8:53 AM CST
Thanks!
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Dec 28, 2015 1:33 PM CST
Xeramtheum said:Thanks!


Did you order one? If not, some retailers have their amaryllis kits on clearance now that the holiday is over.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Dec 28, 2015 2:30 PM CST
I ordered 6! Two for X-mas presents to family and 4 just for me!
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Dec 28, 2015 10:39 PM CST
Congrats! Do you have them already? Which cultivars did you get for yourself?
Name: Barbara
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bsharf
Dec 29, 2015 5:05 AM CST

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The bulbs started now, as the day length increases should bloom quickly.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Dec 29, 2015 8:10 AM CST
They arrived before Christmas .. I ordered the Dancing Queen for my parents and brother and sister in law and 2 Dancing Queen and 2 Double Record for myself but they were out of them and got 2 Peacock doubles. Will these be hardy in zone 8? After they bloom I'd like to put them in the ground.

I already have Alfresco and was told it's not hardy in my zone.

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Name: Barbara
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Dec 29, 2015 10:06 AM CST

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They are borderline hardy in zone 8. People are successful in growing them in your zone, with special attention paid to winter temps. You can certainly try planting them in a sheltered location, near a south or west facing wall, which will radiate some heat at night in the winter. Mulch in the winter, use a frost blanket if frost is expected. Another way is to plant them in a good sized pot, sink the pot up to the rim in the ground. That's insurance in case of a severe, long subfreezing spell. Worse case, pull up the pot, and bring it into the garage until it warms up. Moisture in the winter is as much of a danger as the cold. Beware of rain runoff from the roof and lawn irrigation during midwinter which may keep the bulbs too wet, promoting rot.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Dec 29, 2015 11:20 AM CST
Thanks Barbara .. I guess I'll keep them in pots since percolation of water is not very good here.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 6, 2016 10:15 AM CST
Well I'm happy to say that all but 1 of my Amaryllis I ordered performed beautifully .. the one called Peacock looked bad when I received it and the bud it has produced looks even worse. I've contacted the company and hopefully they'll give me a replacement or a refund.

Can anyone tell me what's wrong with this bulb? Is it a disease?

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Name: Barbara
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bsharf
Feb 6, 2016 2:10 PM CST

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I can't really see much with the tag in the way, but this looks as if it is more of a problem with the scape. I'm wondering if you might have an insect larva inside. One time I had a big fat caterpillar crawl out of a bud which looked like that. Its mother had laid the egg on the bulb before shipment. Try cutting off the whole scape and see if the bulb will put up a second healthy scape. You should get a credit or replacement for this.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 6, 2016 2:19 PM CST
Thanks Barbara, the bulb itself looks fine. I'll do as you suggested.
"Don't judge your day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Feb 7, 2016 10:22 AM CST
Anna, I'm sorry to hear about the less-than-stellar bloom. I hope you're able to get a second bloom out of it. (By the way, I like your picture-in-picture.)

Barbara, thank you for the good advice on what to do. I haven't had that issue yet, but I've tucked it away in my head for the future if that happens to me or someone else I know.

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