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Article: Bringing Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) bulbs out of dormancy: H. papilio

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Marlow, OK
(Zone 7b)

October 12, 2009
11:48 AM

Post #7160508

How do you bring this variety into bloom? I have had one for years that has never bloomed. I treat it like the other amarylis, but bring it in in the winter. What does it need for bloom?
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

October 12, 2009
4:09 PM

Post #7161299

I really don't know. I've had mine almost 2 years now and it hasn't bloomed yet. You might try posting your question on the Amaryllis forum as there are some real experts there.

Dayton, TX

October 12, 2009
10:53 PM

Post #7162607

I guess I cannot really be of much help because I live in zone 9A, Texas Gulf Coast near Houston. In our climate, amaryllis are planted outside permanently and bloom in April or so as a matter of course, including Papilio. Maybe it resents being moved or it is not getting enough cold or warmth. Fertilizer? One problem I have every spring is a type of rust that infects the leaves as they emerge. I have to spray with physan or I will not get flowers.
This September, to my astonishment, one of my Amaryllis (San Remo) bloomed as though it were spring. We have had a strange summer this year that some of us feel was due to hurricane Ike. Anyway, if it were me and I had to battle so much to get something to bloom, I would stick with something that does bloom in my climate. That is why I don't mess with tulips, hyacinths and most daffodils. Too much bother.
Beverly A.

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Must go and dust off the sleeping Amaryllis!! binibusybee 0 Oct 12, 2009 3:00 PM

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