When would you say Hippeastrum bloom?

Steve Evans via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Sat, 27 Oct 2018 17:52:17 PDT
Here in my zone 7 conditions the Hippeastrums are planted with the top of the bulb even with the ground surface in well drained soil.

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  On Sat, Oct 27, 2018 at 19:28, oooOIOooo via pbs<pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net> wrote:   I have seen quite a few outdoor beds of hybrids, in southern California as well as metro Phoenix, that bloom each year in May.

Years ago a gentleman posted here regularly about a Florida Amaryllis Society. He said they did best [in his conditions] in enormous pots or the ground, in almost pure sand, with just a little more than the basal plate covered. He said burying the bulb's equator inhibits blooming. He said they could be triggered to bloom several times per year, 12-weeks after beginning a treatment. He said to unpot or uproot the entire plant, lay it on its side in the shade without water for 6 weeks, then replace it and resume watering, after which it would bloom inn6 more weeks.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA
Zone 9?

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