Roberta's 3-pc. Hardy Sonatini Summer Amaryllis Collection
Great For Containers
These bloomed repeatedly for me last summer. The largest blooms were the first blooms but all were beautiful. I had them in a mixture of other flowers in two containers. I'm hoping they come back this year.
Disappointing - I planted a number of these in 2013 however, with one or 2 exceptions, they only bloomed once. I don’t understand why Roberta’s claims “Blooms: June through August”. I do not recommend these.
Roberta's is optimistic
Most sellers of bulbs describe these as blooming early to midsummer, zones 7-10; also in zone 6 in sheltered locations, when planted deep and mulched well. Roberta's is unrealistic when they say this is good to zone 5b. I would be very surprised if all the other sellers are wrong in this.
I'm an avid gardener & only 1 out of 3 grew. QVC gave me a refund for the other 2. Very disappointed & hope they grow for other people. I live in Ohio maybe that's the problem. Also they weren't labeled so, didn't know what color I planted where until they bloomed.
I gave these a prominent spot in my garden because I thought they would be something special. Sadly, they were not because the the flowers are small. I had no idea they would be petite flowers. They are pretty enough, but just small. My hope is that over the years they will multiply and have more impact. As others have mentioned, the bulbs were not labeled yet we were given markers for them. Hmm...
I have many Amaryllis which have large flowers. These bulbs produce very small plants with small flowers. Nothing like I expected. Threw my money away on this one.
Bulbs are pricey for such scrawny things. I am spoiled by Brecks bulbs, I guess. My major gripe was them not being labeled. Who does that? Even low-end sellers label. I'll limit my ordering of bulbs from Brecks.
GROWING LIKE MAD
I'm so sorry that other people are having problems with these flowers. Mine are doing well and one is fixing to bloom! I did use the Cottage Farms fertilizer for flowers on them and that really made them grow. I'm pleased with my purchase.
Received the three bulbs today and first would like to say they don't look to healthy as the bulbs are spongy and feel like they might be rotten. That being said they all came together in one bag without a clue as to which color was which. They did include in the box the three different color pot markers which show each color but what good is that. I wanted the white one for a cemetery pot but don't have a clue as which is which so will put them in the ground here and see if they even come up within the next three weks and if not will give customer service a call.
I don't know
I have ordered Roberta before I never have any successes with the plants. I just got these and they are not labeled and they were so dry the roots were broken off. Keeping my fingers crossed .
These are really small(though pretty) First year of course but so far these are best described as petite Very thin stems, small flowers,no leaves at all Having said that,they are really sweet so will keep them and see what happens
I planted them not too long ago and this morning I had a nice surprise. The Balentino had a couple of blooms already. The flowers were vivid red and pretty. I am excited for the other two kinds to bloom too. Definitely wasn't expecting blooms this soon.