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Indoor Amaryllis Hippeastrum - BENFICA

£14.95

INDOOR AMARYLLIS HIPPEASTRUM BENFICA LARGE BULB

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“AMARYLLIS (HIPPEASTRUM)” BENFICA 

  • CATEGORY                                      AMARYLLIS (HIPPEASTRUM)
  • VARIETY                                          “BENFICA”
  • DESCRIPTION                                 DARK BLOOD-RED BLOOMS FAINTLY RIBBED
  • HEIGHT                                            45-50 CM
  • SIZE 36/38                                        (Very Large Bulbs)
  • BLOOMS                                           6-8 WEEKS AFTER PLANTING
  • QUANTITY PER UNIT                      1

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Bigger The Bulb The Better The Show These Are Very Large Bulbs 36/38 Be Aware Of The Smaller & Much Cheaper 24/26 & 26/28.

Best Known For Its Showy-Flowered Hybrids “Hippeastrum” Comprises About 80 Species Of Bulbous Perennials. All Are Grown For Their Fantastic Flowers That Are Typically Large Amaryllis-Like And Colourful. Most Species Are Native To The Subtropical And Tropical Regions Of Central And South America And The West Indies.

Hippeastrum “Benfica” Has Received The Royal Horticultural Society’s Award Of Garden Merit (Agm) Which Is For Plants Of Outstanding Excellence.

The Dark To Medium Green Strap-Like Leaves Grow From A Large Bulb. The Funnel-Shaped, Horizontal To Somewhat Nodding Blooms Are Borne Atop Stout, Leafless, Knee-High Stems In Four-Six-Flowered Clusters. Bulbs Typically Produce Two Flower Stems At A Time. These Bulbs Are Conditioned To Flower In Winter. The Flowers Are Followed By Large Lobed Seed Capsules.

“Benfica has Dark Blood-Red Flowers That Are Faintly Ribbed And Is An Exquisite Accent To Brighten Your Indoors.

For Indoor Forcing The Bigger The Bulb The Better The Show. These Are Very Large Bulbs. Plant 6-8 Weeks Before You Want Them To Flower. Before Planting, Pick Off Any Dead Or Damaged Pieces Of Root, Leaving Only Healthy, Fleshy Roots. Make Up A Compost Mix Using Equal Parts Of Peat And Perlite. Half-Fill A Plastic Pot 2.5 CM (1”) Wider Than The Bulb, With The Compost Mix And Add Compost Around The Roots So That One-Third Of The Bulb Shows. Water Well And Let The Soil Drain. Never Leave Pots Standing In Water. Begin Feeding As Soon As The Shoot Appears And Continue On A Weekly Basis Until Flowering Is Over. Water Plants As Required.

Amaryllis Has Replaced Poinsettias As Britain's Favourite Christmas House Plant. These Huge South African Bulbs Make Brilliant Winter House Plants And Is The Longest-Lasting Winter Cut Flower You Can Buy. As Cut Stems, Treated Right, They Will Last Nearly Three Weeks And If You Take Care Of Your Bulbs, They Will Bloom Again And Again, Putting On An Extra Inch In Girth And Producing An Extra Flower Spike Every Year You Keep Them.

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