Amaryllis belladonna blooming project - year 3

Jim McKenney
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:30:56 PDT
We have thunderstorms and overnight (in fact, 24/7) humidity in abundance here in Maryland just outside Washington D.C., and so far the clump of Amaryllis belladonna here has not been moved to bloom in the eight years it has been growing here. This is planted in the ground, with bulbs mostly buried but with the necks exposed. It's in a well protected cold frame. It yearly produces a thick tuft of foliage, and the foliage is never damaged during the winter. Yet it has never bloomed. I drenched it with smoke water last year, and hope blooms eternal...

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where Crocosmias, eucomises, kniphofias and the erstwhile galtonias are all blooming - gloriosas to follow shortly.  

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