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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)May 10, 2010

This Red Lion is the first ever rebloom for me and I owe it to the advice I found by lurking here. So I just had to emerge and thank you.

I bought it at Walmart in fall of '09 and tossed it outside after the holidays because I just have had no success after many years. The bulb was still viable in the spring so I stood it up in the flowerbed and ignored it until fall when I noticed it looked pretty good and I began consulting this forum. We had a cold winter so I dug it up and put it in a pot in the laundry room. I put it outside in March and here it is blooming. I've got the one from this year going now too.

The best advice I found here was to just treat it like any other plant and don't try to force blooms in the winter.

Thank you so much!

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Glad you were able to enjoy your pretty flowers a second year!!

    Bookmark   May 11, 2010 at 11:43AM
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anna_in_quebec(z4 QC)

I know how you feel. Although almost anyone can grow an amaryllis from first-year purchase, it is truly satisfying to have a reblooming plant. That is something which is just not happening for me, even though I am doing everything right. Because I am addicted to these wonderful blooms, I buy bulbs each year - and rarely discard any unless the situation is hopeless, such as NBF attack or complete decline of the bulb.

Good for you!

    Bookmark   May 12, 2010 at 2:54PM
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