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After Amaryllis flowers
#95880 January 12th, 2007 at 04:58 AM
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My amaryllis flowered in time for Xmas.It was a gorgeous cream colour with stripes of burgundy and I was lucky to get 8 flowers on the 2 stalks.The flowers have all wilted and dropped off.What do I do now?Can the bulb be taken from the pot ,dried and used again next fall?Any help is appreciated.

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#95881 January 12th, 2007 at 05:49 AM
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Hi Linda! FEllow Ontarian I see laugh I've never grown amryillis before, but I think you let everything eilt (?) and then store the buld...not too sure but I know they don't need a cold period

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#95882 January 12th, 2007 at 05:49 AM
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We have a little topic going on about the Amaryllis doen in Gardener's chat, if you'd like to take a look... Mine is a deep red, and I've gotten 6 blooms on the two stalks[4 on one, 2 on the other], and is in bloom now thumbup [I planted it on Christmas]
Yes, you can dry it up and use it again next fall. It should grow just fine[if not better] next year, as it is 'older'... laugh

--Mark--

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#95883 January 12th, 2007 at 07:42 AM
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Thanx guys for the suggestions- I think I was on the right track.I was hoping it wasn't just a one time thing as I had really enjoyed the blooms.My 5 yr.grandson would check it every am as soon as he got up to see how far it had grown.I will check out the chat too-thanx for the tips.

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#95884 January 12th, 2007 at 10:46 AM
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before you dry it though, let it die back naturally. let the leaves get brown and all.

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#95885 January 14th, 2007 at 12:23 AM
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Originally posted by Questbest:
My amaryllis flowered in time for Xmas.It was a gorgeous cream colour with stripes of burgundy and I was lucky to get 8 flowers on the 2 stalks.The flowers have all wilted and dropped off.What do I do now?Can the bulb be taken from the pot ,dried and used again next fall?Any help is appreciated.
You MUST keep the foliage growing from now until around late August then stop watering and let the leaves die back.These are heavy feeders so fertilze evey other watering with say half strength Miracle grow or an equivilent. Put in cool dark place after the leaves die for about 2 months. You CAN let them grow year round but THEY will decide when to bloom.

Tom

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#95886 January 14th, 2007 at 06:32 PM
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Tom is right if you do not keep it growing this summer you will not get flowers next winter.

It is like your garden lilies the leaves it grows this summer will feed it so it will flower again.


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