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Double Delicious

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Double Delicious

Red petals marked with narrow white flares. In sunlight, the petals have a sheen that appears as a halo around the center. The form recalls a cactus dahlia—spiky but not unfriendly—or one of those fireworks that opens in successive bursts.

Amaryllis are not available for shipment until mid-October. If you need your outdoor bulbs earlier, please place two separate orders.
Allow 12 weeks from potting to bloom. Most bulbs will not flower until after Christmas.

Quantity Price per bulb
3 to 3 $ 13.00
6 to 9 $ 12.333
12 or more $ 11.667

$ 39.00

Order in quantities of: 3

Item # 7072
Botanical Name Hippeastrum
Bulb Size 32–34cm
Catalog Page (2019) 143
Flower Color Red with White
Bloom Time Indoor
Height 18-22 inches
Sunlight Full (6+ hours sun per day)

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To find the number of bulbs you need, determine the square footage of the planting area and enter it in the box.

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Planting Instructions

Except where winters are very mild, amaryllis bulbs must be grown indoors in containers. Complete growing instructions are provided in our Planting & Care Instructions. A paper copy of the instructions is enclosed with every order.

In mild-winter areas (see USDA Zones under “Specifications”), bulbs can be planted outdoors. They perform best in partial shade and require well-drained soil. They may need irrigation in dry climates. Once established, they typically bloom in the spring.

when-to-plant

Spring-flowering bulbs must be planted in the fall. They need cool soil to make roots before the onset of winter. Cool fall weather arrives at different times from north to south and from high elevations to low.

Please note that the temperature of the soil lags behind the air temperature. You can generally plant later than the windows provided in this map. As long as the ground is not frozen, you can still plant.

The amaryllis are the last bulbs to arrive in the Colorblends warehouse. They are typically available for delivery toward the end of October. They can be planted upon receipt. They can also be stored in a cool, dry location for several weeks. Please note: Amaryllis bulbs may start growing before they are potted. If you decide to delay planting, open the bag(s) and set the bulbs on their roots so that the flower stems can grow straight up. And don't forget to mark your calendar or set a reminder to pot the bulbs.
Paperwhites can be potted upon receipt. They can also be stored in a cool, dry location for many weeks. Many people pot their bulbs in batches, one after the next, to keep the fragrance coming. It's not unusual for paperwhites to begin to sprout while in storage. The shoots emerge an inch or two and then stop, as though the bulbs realize they are getting ahead of themselves. The shoots often curl around the bulbs, pointing opposite gravity. After the bulbs are potted, the shoots straighten up.