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Q.Will Amaryllis Belladonna (Naked Ladies) bulbs survive winters in Boise, Idaho 83709?

Zone Boise, ID 83709 zone 6b, 7a | Anonymous added on September 21, 2019 | Answered

I recently purchased 5 bare root bulbs, but don’t know if they will survive winters in zone 6b, 7a.
Should I plant in pots that can be wintered in garage? Will they need window light and how often to water and how much water? What type of soil in pot for good drainage mix?
I requested information for the seller I purchased bulbs from and they sent me to your web site. I didn’t see Amaryllis in your bulb selection, thought I would ask the question.
I hope you can help me.
Kind regards,
Boise, Idaho 83709

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Answered on September 22, 2019

Naked lady bulbs are hardy in zones 7 to 11. Though you are in 6, I grew the surprise lilies in zone 6b with no problem. They came back every year. If you are worried, plant them on the south side of the house for some protection. I would not worry about growing them in pots and putting them in the garage in winter.


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