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RE: An Amaryllis tale

I just read through about 50 messages of the last couple of days, and it
doesn't look like anyone responded to your question re number of blooms.  I
had an Amaryllis that had 8 blooms on one stalk the first year.  The next
year it had 2 stalks of 4, then last year it had one stalk of 4, but it
also had a daughter bulb, which I'm assuming drew some of the energy.  I
don't know that there's any guarantee of how it will perform from year to
year, but a good fertilizer program will help.


> [Original Message]
> From: <MyTGoldens@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/3/2003 6:14:59 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] An Amaryllis tale
> I usually have a few Amaryllis bulbs in the house in the Winter, and 
> sometimes I have good luck getting them to bloom a second year, sometimes 
> not. But this year I got one as a Christmas present that simply blew me
> It came preplanted in a simple plastic pot and I don't know the variety
> (it was a white one brushed with bright red) but what was so amazing to
me is 
> that the flower stalk (and there was just one) had EIGHT flowers on it 
> instead of the usual four! What a sight that was! Has anyone ever seen
> happen before, and does anyone know if it will bloom the same way if I
> get it to bloom again next year, or will it go back to the usual 4
> It also took a lot longer to bloom than the others on the same
windowsill. In 
> fact, it is just finishing now.
> "I heard a bird sing in the dark of December;
> we're closer to Spring than we were in September!" (I forgot who wrote
> anyone know?)
> Maddy Mason
> Hudson Valley, NY zone 5/6 (probably zone 1 THIS Winter! LOL!)
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