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I am glad to get directions for saving my bulbs for next year. I bought three bulbs this year - a pink, white and red. One of the bulbs had been turned on its side in the box, so that the top leaves had been bent over. Even its roots looked shriveled and gray. Well, Whitey is already blooming, a second plant is actually shotting up two flower buds. And more poor sad little friend is growing. Its bud is browned on the tip, so I'm not expecting flowers, but this gal is going to do better next year. I hope!
Oh - and I'm planning to locate some cheap pots to set the ugle ones in.
I've never tried to save one from Christmas bloom (never had one then) but I have several that I bought in springtime at a local nursery sale. They grow and bloom in summer; I put them in the dim and cool basement every fall, where they sit in their pots without any water at all until late winter/early spring when they will sprout and grow slowly until it is warm enough to go outside again. Then they bloom again.