Amaryllis belladonna flowering

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 02:24:33 PDT
Hi David and all,

I've actually been wondering about the same thing - this year, I've 
ordered 5 Amaryllis Belladonna Rose foncé from Bulb'argence. I've 
planted 2 of them at my south wall, still quite sure they won't survive 
my winters here, and the other 3 together with some more Mediterraneans 
into a mortar trough with similar substrate at the same depth. As it was 
still hot back then, I didn't water any of them, but I guess the open 
ground may have had some residue humidity the substrate had not.
Both open ground plants broke ground with a flower stalk within 2 weeks. 
a few days after that breakthrough, it had started to rain, so the 
trough got water, too - it took about 4 more weeks to show any movement 
on those Amaryllis, and it was only leaves on all three.

I'm quite sure i didn't pick the biggest bulbs for ground, as I 
considered them death candidates anyway (still have to see that though), 
so what made the difference?


Am 09.10.2019 um 19:20 schrieb David Pilling:
> Hi Diane,
> On 09/10/2019 18:16, Diane wrote:
>> Maybe the newer ones along the edge had more room to grow, so they 
>> are the ones that bloomed.
>>   The central group you left intact could have been starved.
> But I kept many from the edge for myself. The number of loose bulbs 
> was so large that it is unlikely the ones I kept were any different to 
> the ones I sent.
> Unless I have some sort of bulb dowsing talent that lets me select 
> which bulbs are going to flower.

Southern Germany
Likely zone 7a

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