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Soil for an amaryllis bed should be tilled and amended by incorporating a 3- to 4-inch layer of organic matter such as peat, compost or well-rotted manure, and 2 to 3 pounds of 6-6-6, or an equivalent amount of other complete fertilizer per 100 square feet of bed.
Amaryllis can be grown in clay, plastic or ceramic pots in media which will provide significant weight so they will not tip over when the stalks get tall and heavy with bloom.
Amaryllis are subject to red spotting from various physiological causes, from injury and from mite and insect damage.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /EP060   (3031 words)

Amaryllis prefers warm temperatures (70 to 75 °F) for best growth until the roots form and the leaves and flower stalk begins to grow.
Amaryllis grown indoors from the previous holiday season can be moved outdoors in the spring.
The main disease problems of amaryllis are mosaic virus, bulb rots and "red blotch." Plants infected with mosaic virus have a light yellow streaking of the leaves and reduced growth and flowering over the years.
hgic.clemson.edu /factsheets/HGIC1551.htm   (1173 words)

 Amaryllis Culture, G74-188-A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amaryllis is prized for its huge showy flowers ranging from scarlet or crimson to white in color, and often striped or mottled.
The preferred soil mix for amaryllis is high in organic matter such as two parts of loam soil to one part of perlite to one part of well rotted manure.
Amaryllis is subject to only a few diseases, but their occurrence can seriously limit production by commercial growers and home gardeners.
ianrpubs.unl.edu /Horticulture/g188.htm   (1373 words)

 How to Make Your Amaryllis Bloom Again        
Amaryllis are not difficult to grow and may be brought into bloom every year if the plants are treated correctly.
Amaryllis are bulbs of the genus Hippeastrum that are native to tropical and subtropical areas of the Americas.
Amaryllis usually loose all or most of their leaves during their dormant period, although it is not necessary for all the leaves to wither for the bulb to reach complete dormancy.
www.usna.usda.gov /Gardens/faqs/AmaryllisBloom.html   (1073 words)

Amaryllis bulbs planted in pots in the fall bloom in eight to twelve weeks and provide vibrant color throughout the winter indoors.
Planted amaryllis bulbs outdoors in the Virginia Garden do well, flower in late May and early June, and appear to be deer proof.
The amaryllis, named after a shepherdess in Greek mythology, means sparkling, obviously referring to the attractive blooms.
www.virginiagarden.com /amarylls.html   (114 words)

 Amaryllis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amaryllis is a monotypic genus of plant containing one species, the Belladonna Lily (Amaryllis belladonna), a native of South Africa.
The scientific name Amaryllis is named after a shepherdess in one of Virgil's pastorals, and means any young rustic maiden.
However, most of the so-called Amaryllis bulbs sold as 'ready to bloom for the holidays' belong to the allied genus Hippeastrum, despite being labeled as 'Amaryllis' by sellers and nurseries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amaryllis   (287 words)

 Growing the Delightful Amaryllis
When the amaryllis is in full bloom the flowers will last longer if the plant is moved to a cooler room at night (55-65 degrees) and kept out of direct sunlight during the day.
The amaryllis is a native of the tropics, a region receiving nine months of rainy weather and three months of dry weather.
Therefore, the blooming time of the amaryllis is regulated by the moisture of the environment.
www.ext.nodak.edu /extpubs/plantsci/landscap/h811w.htm   (1269 words)

 Fantastic Christmas Amaryllis
The amaryllis plant is a favorite for Christmas, and with good reason: This south american tropical beauty is easy to grow, exhibits huge colorful blooms in red, pink, white and orange, and it blooms like no other bulb.
Being a bulb, the amaryllis is often confused with spring flowering bulbs when it comes to horticultural care, which can be devastating since this bulb is tropical and not hardy like tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, for example.
The amaryllis does not need a dormancy period and vernatilization (cooling) is not required for flowering.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/home_lawncare/112076   (1963 words)

 PbsWiki - Amaryllis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amaryllis is the namesake for the family Amaryllidaceae.
Amaryllis belladonna, known to many as "Naked Ladies," is found in loamy soils in seasonally moist sites in the Cape Floral province.
The late Les Hannibal was a longtime breeder of Amaryllis hybrids.
www.pacificbulbsociety.org /pbswiki/index.php/Amaryllis?version=26   (2097 words)

 News-Star OnlineTreated well, amaryllis blooms again ... and again 01/04/05
An amaryllis bulb needs to be grown in potting soil, not water, as some people suggest.
Furthermore, you'll never get your amaryllis to bloom again next year if it's growing in water and the plants are too expensive to throw away after they've bloomed, as we do with forced hyacinths.
That's because amaryllis is an evergreen plant in its native haunts.
www.news-star.com /stories/010405/lif_2.shtml   (429 words)

Hippeastrum has been known as amaryllis for so long that many gardeners think that is the generic name; to compound the confusion, plants of the true genus Amaryllis are more familiar as belladonna lilies.
In some hybrids the foliage is evergreen or nearly evergreen, but most amaryllis foliage is deciduous and must be allowed to grow until late summer or early fall, when it withers and dies.
Amaryllis means "knight" or "house" and "star", probably because of the star shaped opening of the flower.
www.sd1new.net /GardenPages/amaryllis.htm   (922 words)

 The Amaryllis Family: Growing Amaryllis
The familiar "Dutch hybrid amaryllis", actually hybrids in the genus Hippeastrum, are often a challenge to bring to bloom in later years.
Amaryllis will need plenty of light to rebuild their strength and build a new bloom scape (stalk).
The roots and bulbs of amaryllis are susceptible to bacterial and fungal rots.
www.shieldsgardens.com /amaryllids/GrowingAmaryllis.html   (503 words)

 AllRefer.com - amaryllis, Plant (Plants) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many ornamental plants of this family are mistakenly called lilies; they can be distinguished from members of the lily family (Liliaceae) by the anatomical placement of the ovary (see flower) and are considered more advanced in evolution than the lilies.
Several fragrant, showy-blossomed species are commonly called amaryllis: the true amaryllis (Amaryllis belladonna), or belladonna lily, of S Africa, and the more frequently cultivated tropical American species of Sprekelia, Lycoris, and especially Hippeastrum (e.g., the Barbados lily).
Amaryllis is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Liliopsida, Lilliales, Amaryllidaceae.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/amarylli.html   (524 words)

 LSU AgCenter . Amaryllis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amaryllis bulbs purchased in fall and winter should be planted into pots using a well-drained potting soil with the neck of the bulb above the soil surface.
Amaryllis bulbs produce offsets or small bulbs from their base which grow larger each year.
Amaryllis are planted with the narrow top of the bulb, or "neck," exposed above the soil surface.
www.louisianaspecialtyproducts.org /en/lawn_garden/home_gardening/flowers/Amaryllis.htm   (1076 words)

 Content: The Basics: Amaryllis, Dutch Gardens
As the plant begins to flower, you may need to support the top-heavy flowers with an amaryllis stake or a sturdy plant support.
Amaryllis bulbs can be encouraged to re-bloom year after year.
Amaryllis will grow a number of leaves during the spring and summer.
www.dutchgardens.info /gardening/content.asp?copy_id=5309   (695 words)

 A gardener's alchemy with amaryllis finally flowers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This may have been related to the fact that the standard amaryllis is crimson, and this is a color I've never seen the need for in my home or garden.
A third of the bulb should be exposed, and although amaryllis like being crowded, they should be repotted when the bulb's diameter is within two inches of the pot's diameter.
Amaryllis bulbs can be ordered in a variety of colors from McClure & Zimmerman, www.mzbulb.com or (800) 883-6998, and from John Scheepers Inc., www.johnscheepers.com or (860) 567-0838.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/01/14/HOGAK47R0M1.DTL   (862 words)

 The Amaryllis
The amaryllis was discovered in 1828 by Eduard Frederich Poeppig, a young physician from Leipzig, on a plant hunting expedition in Chile.
Amaryllis bulbs are usually available in the fall and in Saskatchewan are treated as houseplants.
The amaryllis is a large plant, growing 46-60 cm (18-24 in.), with blooms 10-15 cm (4-6in.) wide.
gardenline.usask.ca /plants/amaryll.html   (1046 words)

 DESERT GARDEN NOTES: The amaryllis (printable version)
The amaryllis, most commonly grown as a houseplant in the United States, is from the genus Hippeastrum and is native to tropical regions in South America.
Since amaryllis is native to the tropics, they aren’t hardy outdoors in Churchill County.
Amaryllis do best when they are slightly root-bound and can produce a stalk two feet tall with large, relatively heavy, eight-inch diameter blooms.
www.rgj.com /news/printstory.php?id=85590   (586 words)

 Forcing Amaryllis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The name "Amaryllis," in Greek, means 'sparkling." And if you've ever had one of these lovelies bloom in your home in the dead of winter, I'm sure you'll agree that this is an apt description of a great plant.
Amaryllis come in many colors, from pure white to pure red, and many shades of pink in-between.
Amaryllis are bulbs that are simply made for forcing - and if you buy several and start them at two or three week intervals, starting in September, it's possible to have them blooming from Christmas through April or even May - you know - those times when we're desperate for blooms!
www.dutchbulbs.com /bulblady/forcingamaryllis.html   (765 words)

A popular indoor plant in the winter and spring is the amaryllis, with large lily-shaped flowers on tall stems.
It is not worth trying to propogate amaryllis from seed, as it would be a multi-year project until you produced a bulb capable of flowering.
Treat the amaryllis as a treasured household plant during the Spring.
www.rochestergardening.com /bulbs/amrylcar.html   (1814 words)

 Amaryllis belladonna
Amaryllis belladonna in its natural habitat is found in small dense groups among rocks.
In a created landscape, Amaryllis can be used mixed in between blue Agapanthus as a good combination, as the evergreen leaves of the Agapanthus provide skirts for the naked ladies.
Amaryllis belladonna is often attacked by a highly destructive fl and yellow striped caterpillar called lily borer.
www.plantzafrica.com /plantab/amarylbella.htm   (641 words)

 Amaryllis belladonna var. haywardii
A pink Amaryllis bloomed in the window of a well known Philadelphia florist in 1944.
At this season, however, red and occasionally pink Amaryllis are seen in florist shops, so I gave but a passing thought to the occurrence and promptly forgot it altogether.
Amaryllis cybister is 4-6 flowered, and most likely scapes with four or more flowers will be obtained in the segregates from selfing the first generation hybrids.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/1978/Amaryllis/haywardi.htm   (1482 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: AMARYLLIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amaryllis Lark is a prism, and she can help people who have psychic talents to focus them.
He, originally, hired Amaryllis to help catch the industrial spy, and to use her talents as a prism to help his focus his psychic talent to trap the spy.
Amaryllis is a "prism." She focuses others' powers in order for them to be used to the greatest possible extent.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671021435?v=glance   (2906 words)

 How to Grow an Amaryllis, It's not just a Christmas Flower
Of all of the flowering bulbs, the Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) is the easiest to force into bloom.
The Amaryllis is a tender bulb which originated in the Andes mountains of South America.
Amaryllis may be purchased as individually packaged or bulk bulbs, but more often are sold in a pre-potted condition.
www.thegardenhelper.com /amaryllis.html   (514 words)

 Powell's Books - Amaryllis by Ockenga
A unique photographic record of a diverse and alluring plant, Amaryllis is a document of the season that Ockenga spent growing more than ninety varieties in her upstate New York greenhouse.
With fascinating information on the historical background of the amaryllis, details on its horticultural requirements, and an illustrated glossary of almost 100 varieties, Amaryllis is the authoritative guide to the queen of flowering bulbs.
Amaryllis is as beautiful and alluring as the flowers themselves, a gift gardeners and nongardeners alike will treasure.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=6-0609608819-1   (535 words)

 Enjoy Early Spring by Growing Amaryllis Plants Indoors
Amaryllis, an exotic, tropical plant, offers showy trumpet-shaped flowers to usher in the season.
Plant amaryllis bulbs in pots, leaving the necks of the bulbs exposed above the soil.
In late winter to early spring, amaryllis plants will resume growth and should be moved back into warmer, brighter locations.
www.cahe.nmsu.edu /news/2000/011200_ENJOY.html   (297 words)

 "AMARYLLIS" by Tricia McGill, reviewed by Jennifer Macaire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amaryllis — a planet far from earth, is dying.
Wild with grief, and not really understanding what she is getting into, she suddenly discovers she's in a spaceship bound for Amaryllis with enough data implanted in her brain to enable her to live on that planet.
In Amaryllis, females are for sex, so Reve can't understand Melanie's reticence in sharing her body with him.
www.simegen.com /reviews/romance/fantasy/romfantjmaca1590889827.html   (364 words)

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