I live in zone 7 (on the border of a/b). I usually buy an amaryllis bulb at Christmas. After it blooms I leave it in the pot and try to get it to rebloom the following year. I've never been successful in getting a second bloom.
This year, I had one of my many 'non-productive' bulb pots outside. I moved it while I was planting something else. They all normally get leaves which then drop off but never bloom.
Low and behold, a few weeks after I moved this one, I see a bloom coming up! I think this one is at least 4-5 years old. It now has a fantastic red bloom on it.
My question is, can amaryllis survive in the ground outside in my zone? When would they normally bloom (I suspect not at Christmas time).
Or should I continue to keep them in pots and bring in during the winter????