Amaryllis belladonna blooming

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 11:40:28 PDT
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rand Nicholson" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Amaryllis belladonna blooming

> I have had mine for years and they have never bloomed <snip>
> Rand in Maritime Canada Z 5b

I've had them for years as well and have never had any blooms in 7b. I took 
a potful indoors for the winter last year and may do so again this year, 
hoping that growing them through the winter in the warm indoors will help 
form buds or at least extend their season to produce a larger bulb. I guess 
the trick though,  is getting them to send those buds on out.

I dug up a clump of four bulbs this spring and they immediately went 
completely dormant, shedding all roots. I have kept them outdoors all summer 
out of the soil. Two are definitely blooming size, but without roots, I 
wonder if they will bloom....Do the roots signal the bulb to initiate bloom?


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