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  • Eventual height: 0.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.2m

Amaryllis collection

amaryllis collection

1 collection £26.97 £23.99
£26.97 £23.99
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil or in loam-based compost, such as John Innes No.2, with additional leaf mould and sharp sand
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: September to November
  • Hardiness: frost tender (will need winter protection)
  • Bulb sizes: 26/28

    If you love growing amaryllis, then you will love this great-value collection, which contains three of our favourites.

    In each collection you will receive 1 bulb of each of the following:

    Hippeastrum 'Rapido'
    Sumptuously coloured red flowers, with petals that are attractively laced with a network of even darker veining. It's perfect for the Christmas season - or just adding a bright splash of colour on a darker day. Grows to 45cm tall.

    Hippeastrum 'Apple Blossom'
    Each green-eyed trumpet-shaped bloom is a sublime blend of creamy white and pink, so the overall effect is really pretty. It's perfect then for adding soft colour to the home for several weeks during the coldest months of the year - and it's a holder of the prestigious RHS AGM, so this is one of the finest amaryllis you can grow. Grows to 50cm tall.

    Hippeastrum 'Christmas Gift'
    Slightly ruffled, creamy white petals with a green-flushed eye, form sumptuous trumpet-shaped flowers in winter. A wonderful gift for a green-fingered friend, these bulbs are easy to grow in pots. Grows to 40cm tall.

    General care: Fill a pot with good quality potting compost, setting the bulb in the compost so that the top two thirds are exposed. Water the compost only when the surface is dry, as watering too much just after potting can cause the bulb to rot. Keep the plant in a sunny spot, though not direct sun, and rotate the plant so as to avoid the flower stalk leaning towards the light.

    Once flowering has finished cut off the flower stalk 5-10cm above the bulb - don't cut off the foliage. Water when the surface of the compost is dry and feed regularly with a balanced liquid fertiliser. Usually the best thing to do is keep watering it through the summer and in autumn stop watering and move to a dark, dim spot. This stimulates the drought season of the plant’s native South America. Allow it to dry out for a few months so that the foliage wilts and dies back. In November bring it back in to the light and start watering again. Old foliage should be removed though take care not to cut any new shoots off. In a few weeks a new flower shoot will appear and flower just in time for Christmas.
  • Harmful if eaten
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