Return to the Amaryllis/Hippeastrum Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Are these worthwhile

Posted by jane__ny 9-10 (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 16, 13 at 15:36

Totally new to these plants (see my post about ID plant). They are selling these on QVC. Since I know nothing about them asking for advice.

Thanks,
Jane

Here is a link that might be useful: Flowers


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Are these worthwhile

Sure they are!! One of our favorite amaryllis sellers Royal colors is selling a wider variety at a similar price...three bulbs for $23.10 US plus shipping.

Kristi


 o
RE: Are these worthwhile

Hi Jane,

If you are on a budget, and you like the three Sonatinis offered via the link you posted, you can save some money by purchasing them that way.

If you only buy three Sonatinis from RC, the shipping cost would be $10.50. If you purchase over a certain dollar amount, the shipping is 20% of the total. Using your link, the total for the three bulbs would be $25.65. In contrast, buying 3 Sonatini bulbs from RC (including shipping) would cost $33.60. If you purchased several other bulbs, the total cost would be $27.72.

-Blanca


 o
RE: Are these worthwhile

Thank you.
I didn't order, maybe should wait until I research these plants more. Is it true that these bloom all summer?

I tried to ask the seller if they grow in zone 9-10. I am new to Florida gardening and really don't know enough about what does and doesn't do well here. I have also been told that there are nematodes in the soil which kill certain plants.

Thanks for your help,
Jane


 o
RE: Are these worthwhile

Brent & Becky's has Alaska Sonatinis on sale for 5 for about $27. Price drops if you buy 10.
K


 o
RE: Are these worthwhile

Wow, Brent & Becky's. I used to order from them when I lived in NY. Loved their lilies, especially Star Gazers. I've ordered from them for many years. Forgot about them since I moved. Their catalog didn't follow me to Florida.

Will look online.
Thanks for that info,
Jane


 o
RE: Are these worthwhile

Just for the record I love lilies too but we can't grow them around my neck of the woods. We can actually grow them but they are the favorite food of rabbits and woodchucks of which we have many. One year we spend several hundreds of dollars on dozens of gorgeous lilies and only got to enjoy them for a few days..Something ate some of the leaves and all the buds. It might even have been the deer. We tried a few more the next year and lost those too, we knew we had to quit. Much too expensive food for the wildlife. I always envy lilies in other peoples yards..and I drool over them in the catalogues...Donna


 o
RE: Are these worthwhile

Donna, same thing happened in NY. We eventually solved the problem by fencing in over an acre and letting our dogs run loose in the now, fenced yard. Deer decided to go elsewhere as did the rabbits (neighbor next-door). It was an expensive decision but made growing so much better.

I had so many large beds of lillies and roses. Couldn't keep them before the fence. The deer loved them and ate them to the ground.

Jane


 o
RE: Are these worthwhile

I saw those on TV also, seems to be a good buy but they do not bloom all summer. They put up one or two scapes & it is all over till next year.


 o
RE: Are these worthwhile

Walmart sells garden amaryllis for about $4/ bag.... Just a thought!
K


 o
RE: Are these worthwhile

Wonder why they advertised those bulbs as blooming all summer.

I didn't order them. I'm enjoying looking at all the beautiful flowers on this forum. Writing down names of different bulbs.

Jane


 o
RE: Are these worthwhile

  • Posted by seaj none (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 20, 13 at 15:07

The local Walmart is selling garden amaryllis for only $2.98. All of the ones I checked were pushing up scapes. They came in red, white, pink, and red & white. I hope there are more left when I go back to the store.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Amaryllis/Hippeastrum Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here