10 various amaryllis bulbs....red, pinkish, white, and pink-and-white.
Four red ones were one sale 6.00 a piece.
The others were 11.99 ..... EACH!.
There was a gorgeous dark reddish/almost purple one I didn't buy.
The nursery had lots of variety....more expensive ones 14.99 a piece.....but I just couldn't go there.
I'll pot them in the spring.
Nursery workers said they'll come up 8 weeks after you start watering them -- any item of year, that they're not just for fall planting and holiday blooms. I'm just buying them now because other than catalogs you can't GET them in the spring.
I know Christmas is probably the most popular time for forcing them, but I like to time them for mid-February... after the holiday decos are long packed away and well before the garden starts popping outdoors. They cheer me in the depths of what can be the coldest, dreariest time of year.
Sometimes they take a few weeks longer so I wouldn't count on 8 weeks.
great buy......and I too like them for the dreary days of January & February.
I bought 2 ornamental cabbage & 2 kale today for 50 cents each. I'm thinking of going back and getting a few more.
My Amaryillis are planted in the ground. That works here. I think they bloom in late Feb./early March...can't remember for sure.
"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
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