Amaryllis Wedding Dance In White Ceramic Pot

Regular price $55.99

Easy to grow!!! Large, pure white blossoms of Amaryllis Wedding Dance® create a stunning impression and can be incorporated into all sorts of decorating motifs. The 6-7" flowers have lightly ruffled, pointed petals and a pronounced emerald green throat.
Hadeco Amaryllis are an exciting new development in the Horticultural world. Size for size, they will outperform any others as far as number of stalks per bulb, number of blooms per stalk and size of blooms is concerned. Developed especially for pot culture, these amaryllis have stout stems and the leaves often grow simultaneously with the flowers. All Hadeco varieties have passed through extensive testing and are among the very best hippeastrum hybrids in the world. They are selected to be easily forced, long lasting, and disease resistant.
PRE-BLOOM CARE OF AMARYLLIS
• Place the pot where the temperature remains above 60°F.
• The warmer the temperature (70-80°F night and day is ideal), the faster the bulb will sprout and grow.
• Providing bottom heat (by setting the pot on a propagation mat or on the top of a refrigerator) may help stimulate growth.
• Water only when the top inch of the potting mix is dry to the touch. Watering more frequently, particularly just after potting, can cause the bulb to rot.
• If the pot is covered with Spanish Moss, lift the moss and pour water directly on the potting mix.
• Growth generally begins in 2-8 weeks. Certain varieties of Amaryllis may take more time to sprout. As long as your bulb remains firm, be patient and take care not to overwater.
• As soon as the bulb sprouts, provide ample sunshine; a south-facing window or a sunroom is ideal.
• Rotate the pot frequently to prevent the flower stalks from leaning toward the light.
• The flower stalks may require support to keep from toppling.

HOW TO GROW AMARYLLIS
Bulb size: 28-32 cm
GROWING AMARYLLIS OUTDOORS
• Amaryllis bulbs can be planted directly in the ground in areas where temperatures do not go below 10°F (Zones 8-10), or in zone 7 for cold-tolerant species that we sell for spring planting. Choose a site with full sun (at least 6-8 hours of direct sun daily) and well-drained soil.
• In frost-free areas, plant the bulb with the neck at, or slightly above, ground level. In areas where some frost may occur, the bulb should be set with 5 or 6" of soil above it, followed by an application of 4 or 5" of fine mulch.
• Water the area thoroughly after planting. Once growth starts, water only if rain is infrequent and the top 2" of soil are dry.
• After the leaves appear, fertilize with a balanced fertilizer (such as 10-10-10); repeat once a month through April.
• When plants are done blooming, remove the flower stalks. Be sure to leave the foliage on the plant so the leaves can produce food that will be stored in the bulbs. If leaves turn yellow, cut them off at the base.
• From June through September, water only during prolonged dry periods.
• In fall, provide a layer of winter mulch for cold-tolerant species grown in zone 7.