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

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Name: Ann
northcentral OK (Zone 6b)
Bloombuddie
Oct 25, 2016 11:32 AM 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: Barbara
Palm Coast, FL
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bsharf
Oct 25, 2016 12:45 PM CST

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Hi Ann: You are lucky to have the St. Joseph's Lily. It can be difficult to locate these bulbs for sale. They don't need to be planted as deep as Tulips or daffodils. You want the top of the neck just visible at the soil surface. Mulch, for a little extra protection, if you have more than the rare freeze. A sheltered location on the south side of the house, for heat radiation off the walls, would also help if you are concerned about a heavy freeze. The St. Joseph Lily is one of the most hardy of the Amaryllis.
Name: Ann
northcentral OK (Zone 6b)
Bloombuddie
Oct 25, 2016 6:55 PM CST
Thank you so much for your help! Ann

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