Photo by Melody
Are you ready? It's time for our 14th annual photo contest! Enter your best pictures of the year, for a chance to win a calendar and annual subscription here. Hurry! Deadline for entries is October 21.

Georgia Gardening: Amaryllis in the garden.

Communities > Forums > Georgia Gardening
bookmark
Forum: Georgia GardeningReplies: 18, Views: 110
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2009
12:16 PM

Post #7039639

Does anyone plant amaryllis in the garden? I am in zone 7b and would like to plant some of mine outside...I have too many to keep inside. Can you tell me by your experience how deep to plant them? I know I have seen them in Georgia gardens...thanks so much for your help.
JanetS
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2009
6:43 PM

Post #7040935

Janet, I grew them when I lived in Chamblee...The top of the bulb was about 3-4 inches down...Good luck with them...
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2009
6:52 PM

Post #7040963

Thank you for responding...I have read a few things that said leave the neck exposed a bit and then mulch..I just wasn't sure they would not freeze if I leave them exposed...but I have enough of them to try them outside anyway...with about 80 or more seedlings I have growing...so I have to find out if they will withstand my Winter months or not...can't keep that many in pots and inside..LOL
imzadi
Jackson, SC
(Zone 8a)

September 8, 2009
7:13 PM

Post #7041030

mine i leave with about an inch or two above ground. in augusta area. mine are in a pine straw bed so they are covered during the winter. remove pine straw some away during spring and will do well. dont want them over soggy

lady down the road does this for hers which she has tons and hers look so pretty in bloom. mine are in full sun.
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2009
7:40 PM

Post #7041109

Thanks!
CoreHHI
Bluffton, SC
(Zone 9a)

September 8, 2009
11:47 PM

Post #7041885

I'm way South of you but I have a problem with amaryllis not flowering because they were planted to deep. You want their shoulders exposed and then just put some pine straw over them.

Thumbnail by CoreHHI
Click the image for an enlarged view.

JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2009
12:20 PM

Post #7043454

Thanks CoreHHI...I was afraid to leave them exposed at all afraid they would freeze if we have freezing temps this Winter...I planted some yesterday and left them exposed to the point where the neck hits the shoulders...I have more to plant today. I just love them though and I have a few of the hardier variety in my gardens here and there, and some of them have never bloomed, wonder if that is why, they are completely under the soil.
CoreHHI
Bluffton, SC
(Zone 9a)

September 9, 2009
1:50 PM

Post #7043729

I would bet that's why especially with the more hybrid ones.
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 11, 2009
1:14 PM

Post #7050818

will have to RAISE them up a bit and see what happens in the Spring...thanks again.
DustyDS
Sugar Valley, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 11, 2009
4:38 PM

Post #7051540

Well, I guess I need to apologize for misinformation...I had a little jaunt down to my old house a few days ago with my son, and asked the current owners if I could examine the Amaryllis, as my small patch is now huge...I doubt they are hybrids but they are the brilliant reds, and the tops are just at 2 inches underground, with many of the off shoot bulbs some deeper...They never mulch them, and they have spread and bloomed like crazy according to the new owners...so I guess it is all in where they are planted and in what soil, as well as hard freezes...and mine never froze, so I dunno...

JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 12, 2009
12:07 PM

Post #7054636

lol, thanks Dusty, I think sometimes plants just grow well no matter what we do...good to know the depth isn't the most important reason for them blooming, or multiplying.
plantnutz
Austell, GA
(Zone 7a)

September 12, 2009
8:27 PM

Post #7056120

Janet,

I've had some outside for years. Some years they aren't as pretty but they are still there.

I got a white one at a roundup that is so pretty. Also have some others - I love them.

girlgroupgirl

September 12, 2009
11:45 PM

Post #7056895

I've got several amaryllis outside, I just planted them in the same manner my neighbor had them when they bloomed like crazy for her. Only the necks out of the ground. Pretty much ignore them and they do fine.
CoreHHI
Bluffton, SC
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
2:46 AM

Post #7057597

Went and looked just to be sure and I have the shoulders mulched over a little with the neck sticking up. I don't get hard freezes so ... I would just fool around with how deep you bury them with heavy mulch in the fall, mulching being a good option, clearing it off in the spring when things warm up. I do that with some tropicals I have because I do go under 32 F durning most winters but my soil temp never goes under about 55 F.

Good luck.

Thumbnail by CoreHHI
Click the image for an enlarged view.

JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 13, 2009
8:50 PM

Post #7059840

Thanks for your help, I am doing just that...some are a little deeper than others the smaller ones I actually put a little deeper and the largers ones with the neck up a little above soil level...I will just see what they do next year...beautiful Roses by the way!CHHI
CoreHHI
Bluffton, SC
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2009
10:10 PM

Post #7060180

My roses just came back to life not long ago. The summer heat does a job on them but they come right back into the fall.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 13, 2009
10:15 PM

Post #7060194

Janet, I'd be surprised, but interested to hear, if they survived the Winter. Winters just don't seem as cold as they used to be. If you've got too many to Winter inside, you've got room to experiment. BTW, you're two zones up from GGG (same as me here in Cleveland). Though GGG lives in Atlanta, like me, and we are both within the city proper, my Atlanta zone is 7A.

This message was edited Sep 13, 2009 6:18 PM
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 14, 2009
3:46 AM

Post #7061543

I know the zone thing is weird isn't it..lol seems like they would be the same since they are so close together...45 miles isn't that far!
graceful_garden
Hahira, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 14, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #7062758

Janet - Just make sure they are very well-drained. They will rot quite easily if not. I have mine in a built-up area, plus, we have sandy soil. Good luck! Samantha

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Georgia Gardening Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Favorite Local Nursery? violabird 23 Apr 17, 2007 9:17 PM
Corn Gluten Meal SusanCalvert 10 Aug 11, 2009 7:40 PM
wild roses teateacher 11 Jun 1, 2007 4:31 PM
Grass out, Moss in soupcon 15 May 14, 2008 4:28 PM
powdery mildew remedies soupcon 4 May 31, 2007 3:10 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America