get your amaryllis to rebloom
There are two types of amaryllis bulbs; both have the same beautiful flowers. The bulbs you usually get during the holidays, called “Christmas bulbs,” take four to six weeks to bloom. “Dutch bulbs” usually have the largest flowers and bloom in eight to 12 weeks. Would you like that holiday amaryllis you’re growing right now to bloom again next summer? And did you know spring-started amaryllis can bloom all summer and then again indoors in winter? It takes a little planning, but no matter when you start, the process is the same. Here’s how to make it happen.
MORE BLOOMS — After the rest period, bring your amaryllis out and start over. Pull off the dead foliage and water. You may need to set the pot in a tub of water to rehydrate the dry soil. In several weeks you’ll get another flush of blooms. Though the flowers will probably be smaller than the first time, you can get several flushes of blooms over a couple of years from one bulb.