Getting 'amaryllis' to bloom - or old wives tales

Linda Foulis
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 13:24:00 PST
I thought I would share something that amused me.  I just heard from a new gardening friend that his mother would drop her amaryllis bulbs to wake up the roots and get them to flower for Christmas.  Anyone else heard of such a strange practice?  
I'm pretty sure my hippeastrum will not bloom this year even if I do drop them, not a good year for them at all.  

Linda M Foulis
Beautiful Blooms
Zone 1-2, on the edge of the middle of nowhere

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