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

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spete
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?
kniphofia
Morpeth
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.

Sue
fotofashion
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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Informative and timely: thank you! pirl 0 Oct 12, 2009 10:57 AM
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Must go and dust off the sleeping Amaryllis!! binibusybee 0 Oct 12, 2009 3:00 PM


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