Amaryllis ‘Chico’

Mar 22, 2010

Well, look what popped open in my office over the weekend! Wondering why it's just now blooming in March? Well, I did leave this poor little bulb neglected in my office all winter long, sitting in a pot with it's tag. You know, I meant to get it potted up, but there it sat. Until finally, about a week and a half ago, it said "to heck with this.." and started to put up a bud stem. So, I dropped it a bulb forcing vase with some water to coax it along.


This particular amaryllis variety, 'Chico', is one of my favorites. It's a relatively new (last 2-3 years) variety out of South America. Just fabulous! It looks like it has a second shoot peeking out, so I should get a nice long bloom-time on this one.

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Paige Worthy
Mar 22, 2010
11:43 am

This is GORGEOUS. I can’t get my amaryllis to bloom…all I got was two big leaves. Sigh.

Leslie Finical Halleck
Mar 22, 2010
11:44 am

LOL…you just need to abuse it a little more!!

Mar 22, 2010
12:39 pm


Mar 22, 2010
3:14 pm

I LOVE Amaryllis!!  I have several that re-bloom year after year.  When I lived in Houston I would let them naturalize in my flowerbeds.  Do you think they’d live through a Dallas winter in the ground?  I’ve been too timid to attempt it yet.  I usually allow myself one new bulb a year, otherwise I’d have way too many and at about $20 each for a good quality bulb, it can be a pricy addiction.  This year my new one was called Lemon_Lime a dwarf variety Amaryllis.  It sent up 3 bloom stalks with 4 blooms each.  Beautiful.  But it never sent up any leaves.  I’ve never had a bulb do that before.  If it doesn’t grow leaves, I’m afraid it won’t bloom next year.

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