3-in-1 Grand Trumpet® Red Amaryllis in Merry Christmas Container
There's No Better Way to Wish Someone "Merry Christmas"!
From the classic beauty of these Grand Trumpet® Red Ams to the golden shine of the "Merry Christmas" planter, this is the best a gift plant can get.
These Amarylllis feature a profusion of bright red blooms, all in one of our finest containers: a ceramic pot accented with gold and the message "Merry Christmas."
Growing up to 7" wide on a stem up to 15" tall, these big, eye-catching flowers feature bright red, rounded petals. The lovely blossoms will hold their shape and color for weeks with virtually no maintenance. As with all Ams, we recommend using Amaryllis Stakes to encourage upright growth and upward-facing flowers.
Amaryllis Gift Specifications:• "Merry Christmas" ceramic container is 7½" High x 8½" in Diameter.
• Three gorgeous Amaryllis will grow up to 15" tall with blooms up to 7" wide.
• Flowers open about 6 to 8 weeks after delivery.
• Plant care information included.
• Arrives with an attractive "Gift for You" card.
A Holiday Classic!
Caring for Your AmaryllisWelcome to one of nature’s easiest and most beautiful bulbs! Native to South America, Amaryllis (Hippeastrum ssp) is a flowering tropical plant grown indoors during winter in all but the warmest parts of the United States. It is traditionally associated with the holiday season, although it will bloom at almost any time from late winter through early summer if given the proper care.
When Your Amaryllis Arrives . . .Your Jackson & Perkins Amaryllis arrives pre-set into potting soil in a nursery container. It is fresh, healthy, and ready to take off! All you need to do is water it in, making sure that the top of the bulb is poking above the soil line and the roots are covered with soil.
You may already see green shoots emerging from the top of the bulb when it arrives; if not, they will appear within just a few days.
Place the bulb in any sunny spot away from icy drafts. It is not fussy!
As Your Amaryllis Grows . . .Amaryllis grow so fast that you can almost see it happening! Within days, your bulb will send up a thick green shoot. Buds appear within a month to 6 weeks, and your Amaryllis will bloom about 7 to 10 weeks after planting.
Keep the potting soil moist throughout the growing process, especially when the buds and blooms appear. The soil should be moist but not wet.
When Your Amaryllis Blooms . . .If you wish to prolong the life of those spectacular blooms, set your Amaryllis in a cool location away from direct heat and sunlight.
You may see a second and even a third shoot appear after the first, with later buds and blooms. Simply remove the spent petals from the first flowers and let the secondary shoots continue to come into bloom.
After Your Amaryllis has Bloomed . . .If you want to keep your Amaryllis for another season of blooms next year, cut the flowers carefully off when they pass, and keep the soil moist until the central stem flops over. Trim it to the top of the bulb.
Continue to water the Amaryllis, and fertilize several times during spring. When the leaves begin to turn yellow (typically in late summer or early fall), cut them back to an inch or two from the bulb.
Gently remove the bulb from the soil, and store it in a cool (40-50 degrees F is ideal), dark place. Many people simply place it in the crisper of the refrigerator. Store it there for at least 6 weeks.
When it’s Time for Another Bloom Season . . .About 2 months before you want your Amaryllis to bloom again, remove it from storage, replant it in fresh potting soil, and repeat the care instructions. You’re ready for another beautiful season of blooms!
Welcome to the Biggest and Best Amaryllis Selection Ever!2013 is a bumper year for extraordinary Amaryllis from Jackson & Perkins! We are delighted to offer 6 brand-new varieties, including 1 that's not only new but also exclusive to us! Whether you’re looking for the popular Tower of Blooms extravaganza or simply the perfect holiday flower for that special someone, you’ll find just what you need right here!
You don’t have to be a gardener to grow and love Amaryllis. No bulb is easier! Ideal for home or office, all Amaryllis need to grow is water and light. And this plant grows so quickly that even children are fascinated by its progress. Once the blooms open, they remain fresh for up to a month!
So this season, surprise and enchant family, friends, and colleagues with a living gift of enduring beauty. Select Amaryllis, and keep the holiday magic blooming all season long!
5 Most Commonly Asked Questions about Amaryllis Gifts
1. My Amaryllis hasn't even started to get leaves yet! Are you sure it's going to bloom?The Amaryllis that we ship have been in cold storage (40-45 degrees F), and it will take a week (or maybe longer) for them to show new growth. We do not send bulbs already budded, because budded ones are more likely to dry out and will take much longer to re-start the blooming process. Always use tepid to room- temperature water when watering your Amaryllis.
• The single Amaryllis will need about 8 ounces (1 cup) of water to stimulate growth, and the containers that have 3 bulbs will need 10 to 12 ounces of water. Containers with four to five bulbs will need 12 to 16 ounces (2 cups).
• Without sufficient water and proper air temperatures (65-70 degrees F), bulbs will be really slow to take off. So be sure to water well (but not to overwater, as this can cause bulb rot), and remember to provide warm temperatures. After the initial watering, make sure to check the bulbs once a week, and add small amounts of water as needed.
• To check to see if water is needed, simply touch the surface of the soil, or poke your finger slightly into the surface to see if it feels moist or not. If dry, then go ahead and add ½ of the recommended amounts mentioned above for each size container.
• Continue to check weekly or as needed.
• Once growth initiates, feed bulb with a water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks.
2. How long will it take to bloom?Most Amaryllis will begin to bloom in about 4 to 6 weeks; however, some may require an additional 2 to 4 weeks, depending on type, location, and room temperature. All Amaryllis are unique, and individual bloom times may vary slightly.
The best place to keep your Amaryllis once in bloom is in a bright window with cooler temperatures of 60-65 degrees F.
3. The leaves are so very long! They are flopping over everywhere. What do I do?The best place to keep your Amaryllis once it is in bloom is in a bright cool window. The leaves are stretching to the light, so give them very bright light to avoid flopping of foliage.
We recommend that you use our Amaryllis stakes, which will provide support and help avoid breakage under the weight of the bloom. Our stakes will allow the Amaryllis to remain upright and attractive for a showy display.
4. How do I re-bloom my Amaryllis?Cut back the flower stalk(s) 1 to 2 inches above the neck of the bulb after blooming stops, (but allow the foliage to grow). Continue caring for your Amaryllis as a house plant by keeping it fed and watered so the soil is moist but not wet. You will need to stop feeding in August.
It’s now time to get the bulb ready to go back into dormancy and prepare the bulb for re-blooming. The foliage will already have started dying back, which is normal. If you want your Amaryllis to bloom at a specific time, count backward about 10-12 weeks to determine when to stop watering. During the dormancy period, you will need to place your Amaryllis in a cool, dark place such as a closet or basement.
Now it’s time to bring your Amaryllis back to the growth and bloom stage. Bring back into bright light, resume watering, and remove any dead foliage. You may want to re-pot in some fresh potting soil to rejuvenate the bulb as it grows. Leaves will follow shortly and then blooms.
5. It has been 6 weeks, and I only have long green leaves? Why?A bulb that produces leaves first makes you wonder if there is something wrong with the Amaryllis because it is only growing leaves and showing no bud yet. That happens with some, and it isn't something out of the ordinary.
A bulb may grow leaves before flowers, or it may do it in reverse. In either case, you should give the plant warmth, light and careful watering, and allow it to continue to grow. These are hybrid Amaryllis, and by the nature of their breeding, you will definitely see larger leaves. This is normal, so do not be concerned.
Please don’t forget our Amaryllis stakes to help support the foliage as well as the blooms.