HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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A viewer from Stamford CT
First thing: this softball-sized bulb was the largest I have ever seen. Last year, the first stalk reached 25" and had 5 (!) 7-8" blooms. The petals looked just like the photo, half white brushed with red. Then, when that first stalk was fading, the second--equally huge--stalk (5 blooms!!) started, and it's buds were just starting to open when it was time to remove the first stalk. What a show!
But wait, there was more! The second stalk finished it's cycle, was cut off, and--what I assumed was a leaf finally coming in--was a THIRD stalk! Okay, so this one only had 4 blooms, and it's stem was only 22". But WOW! I've had lots of Amaryllis' and this is the most amazing one. Six weeks of flowers!
This year, after spending 2 months (in it's pot) in a paper bag in a cabinet, and another month or so in the window, it has sent up the first stalk (27" of green!!) and four mostly white blooms with just kisses of red spots and outline at the ends of the petals. The second stalk has just the bud part showing so far, and I wonder if there will be three again.
When it's finished blooming, this bulb will definitely need a bigger pot than the 6" one I put it in last year--it's pushed out 2 sides (baby bulb coming in) and made the plastic pot an oval!
Can not recommend this variety highly enough!
How to Grow Amaryllis
Bulb size: 28-32 cm
GROWING AMARYLLIS OUTDOORS
GROWING AMARYLLIS INDOORS
Amaryllis sent already potted need only a thorough watering with lukewarm water to begin growing. Then follow the "Pre-bloom Care" instructions below.
Please note: These Amaryllis are shipped with a layer of decorative Spanish moss on top of each pot. Cut the rubber band that holds the Spanish moss in place and arrange the moss around the bulb so it looks attractive.
Potting Bareroot Bulbs
Please note: Some of our Amaryllis kits are shipped with a disk of potting medium (Cocopeat). Follow the directions on the package for rehydrating the disk. Fill the pot about 1/2 full with Cocopeat, set the bulb on top, and fill in around the bulb with additional Cocopeat. Adjust the position of the bulb as needed so that the top 1/3 of the bulb is exposed. Do not be concerned if the final level of the Cocopeat is down inside the pot. Firm the Cocopeat and water lightly to settle it around the bulb. Then follow the “Pre-bloom Care” instructions below.
Pre-Bloom Care of Amaryllis
Cutting Amaryllis Stems for Bouquets
Rebuilding the Bulb
Growing Amaryllis in Stones and Water
*We recommend trimming dried roots off because they will decompose in water over time. Adding aquarium charcoal to the river stones will also help prevent any odors.