Amaryllis belladonna

Jim McKenney
Thu, 13 Aug 2009 08:53:17 PDT
I think I’ve read that as with Nerine, the flower buds of Amaryllis
belladonna are formed long before the plants actually bloom – long as in a
year before (perhaps someone can confirm this?).


That would account for newly moved plants blooming, and it would also
account for the two times this plant has bloomed for me – both times from
newly purchased bulbs, both times very late in the season (November). 


And perhaps the well established plant in my protected cold frame (which has
yet to bloom here) needs to have a bon fire built over it!


And yet, didn’t Judy report success with this plant in New Jersey? 


Jim McKenney

Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, 39.03871º North, 77.09829º West, USDA zone

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