Bulbs forum: Hippeastrum x johnsonii (St. Joseph's Lily)

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Name: Ann
northcentral OK (Zone 6b)
Oct 24, 2016 4:09 PM CST
I was given 3 pots of Hardy Amaryllis today. I need to get them in the ground but I'm undecided about how deep to plant them. I'm in zone 6b. In the pot about 1/3 of the bulb is showing. The only place on-line that I've found said I should plant them covered like you would a Tulip or Daffodil. Could someone help me so I plant them the right depth? Thanks so much! Ann
Name: Ann
northcentral OK (Zone 6b)
Oct 25, 2016 11:35 AM CST
I just posted this question on the Amaryllis Forum. I would delete this post if I knew how. Ann
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Oct 27, 2016 8:51 PM CST
Hi Ann,
Under your post you will see in the right column at the bottom : "Suggest a Change", when you click on that you'll get the option to ask for deleting your thread.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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Oct 29, 2016 7:21 AM CST
Brent and Becky's catalog recommends planting the bulbs deep and mulching amaryllis in zone 6. Being borderline hardy, you may want to store them dry in the pots over winter and plant in spring. This gives the bulbs a full season in the ground to establish before winter and this can boost winter hardiness.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

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