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Old 12-20-2017, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Right now they are very reduced from Breck's and American Meadows. I have plenty of containers so I also save a bit of money there too. And so what it it's too late to get them by Christmas? They are so beautiful and bring such joy to me and my family. I have a very sunny window where they are thriving. In the spring I will plant them in the garden and order some new ones for forcing when they are on sale next year.

I was too late to order the waxed bulbs. No soil needed. How neat is that? Apparently many others thought so too cause they are all sold out.
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I love them too....thanks for the reminder, might want to buy a few

Have you tried more than one to a pot?

And do these bloom when planted outside? You lose them to freezing in winter?
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I love them too....thanks for the reminder, might want to buy a few

Have you tried more than one to a pot?

And do these bloom when planted outside? You lose them to freezing in winter?
Yes I have one large pot with 3 huge bulbs and 2 other pots with 2 bulbs each. You won't find these big bulbs in Home Depot or Lowes.

I like to double or even triple plant things in one hole. I planted some red spider lilies along with red amaryllis so when the foliage for one is dying the blooms for the other are coming up. Here in NC it is possible to not lose them outside but I can't remember if the ones in the ground are a special variety. I'm hoping these huge ones will last just as well.
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I've got one, from my mother. It blooms about every other year, usually in spring.
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I've got one, from my mother. It blooms about every other year, usually in spring.
Yes I believe most bulbs are spring flowering. The biggest enemies of garden planted bulbs are rot from too much water and critters. The ones we first grow indoors are forced. This simply means they have been chilled artificially to resemble a natural winter. A forced bulb cannot be forced again but most do well in the garden. Simple leave it in the pot but do not water. As with all bulbs, DO NOT CUT BACK THE FOLIAGE UNTIL IT IS COMPLETELY DRY AND WITHERED. Store in the garage or cool place (fridge is usually too cold) until spring. Then plant it in the garden and it will get back on schedule and reproduce. I have so many red amaryllis I have to give some away every year.
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