Susan Amaryllis

Amaryllis Bulb Susan (Hippeastrum ‘Susan’) sports pink, slightly-cupped petals on large flowers to brighten your short winter days with a cheerful note. Amaryllis ‘Susan’ blossoms show off with chartreuse centers and 4-6 flowers per stem. Fantastic, long-lasting cut flowers, cut the stems when the buds have colored and enjoy them in an arrangement.
Zones1 - 10
Advantages
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Plants For Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Plant Size20-24" tall
Bloom TimeWinter: 6-10 weeks after planting indoors.
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SizeBag of 1
SKUHC011393

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Amaryllis Bulb Susan (Hippeastrum ‘Susan’) blooms with unusual cupped rosey-pink petals with a green throat. Easy-care, they flower 6-10 weeks from planting Plant a few for a new year greeting, or in succession for a longer season of bloom. If planting a group, place them an inch apart in a pot that is an inch or two larger than the bulbs - amaryllis like to be cozy! Cover with soil, leaving the top 1/3 of the bulb exposed. Water well, place in a sunny location, and enjoy the emerging growth. Don’t overwater, as the bulbs won’t need much water until they are growing. Great as cut flowers too, each stem has multiple blooms. (20-24" tall.)
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SKUHC011393
Common Name
Susan Amaryllis
Botanical Name
Hippeastrum Susan
Flower Color
Pink
Bloom Time
Winter: 6-10 weeks after planting indoors.
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
20-24" tall
Advantages
Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Plants For Small Spaces
Item Package Size
Bag of 1
Flower Bulb Size
34 cm
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Additional Information
Hardy in zones 9-11.
Zones
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Item Unit Of Measure
Bag of 1
Planting Time
Fall, Winter
Planting Depth
Plant bulb so top inch or so of bulb sticks up out of the soil.
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Amaryllis and Paperwhites, are favorites for the winter holiday season. These bulbs are easy to grow with spectacular results. They need no chilling, and once planted can bloom in as little as 3-5 weeks for Paperwhites, and just 6-8 weeks for Amaryllis.

Tips For Growing Amaryllis (Easy!)

  • When planting your bulb, select a pot that allows about one inch all around, and at least two inches below the bulb.
  • Use a good quality soil-less potting mix or a blend of one part peat moss and one part coarse sand for planting.
  • Make sure to not plant too deep and leave the top of the bulb ("shoulder') just slightly above the soil.
  • Water in your newly planted bulbs thoroughly, but don't water again until the new sprout is well out of the bulb.
  • Once you have a sprout a few inches long, water regularly and soon your amaryllis will produce its spectacular, huge flowers.
  • Remember to turn the pot regularly to make sure the stalk grows straight, as these bulbs have a tendency to grow towards the light.

More guidance for growing Amaryllis: Amaryllis: Get Big, Beautiful Blooms Indoors

Tips For Growing Paperwhites

  • Select a container that about 3 - 4 inches deep (8 - 10 cm), without drainage holes.
  • Add 1-2 inches of gravel, stones or marble to the bottom of the container.
  • Place your paperwhite bulbs, pointed side up, on the gravel layer. Fit them in tightly, they don't mind being crowded.
  • Add water to the container so that it just reaches the base of the bulbs. Don't cover the entire bulb with water, or it could rot.
  • Check your bulbs daily and add water if needed.
  • When roots begin to develop, you can move your bulbs to a sunny window.
  • After they begin flowering, move the plants out of direct sunlight, so the blooms will last longer.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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