Grow Amaryllis in Summer and Have Christmas in July

White Amaryllis in bloom Christmas in July Garden

Lately, garden visitors have been seeing something exciting and different in my summer garden; Amaryllis flowers. Pull out your winter Amaryllis from storage and plant directly in your garden beds and these flowers might just have you talking about having Christmas in July every year.

Amaryllis in Shawna Coronado garden Christmas in July

Planting Amaryllis around your vegetable garden encourages pollinators to come in for a closer look and helps attract pests away from your vegetable plants as well. Of course, you can still grow an Amaryllis inside anytime of the year. Here’s how you do it – LINK.

To grow an Amaryllis like these from Longfield Gardens outside in your garden beds, plant in well-drained soil in part-shade to full sun, water at the base of the plant whenever possible, and be sure to watch the reactions of visitors. Your garden will be Christmas in July – lots of surprised faces enjoying these amazingly bold flowers.

Amaryllis in Summer Garden Christmas in July

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  • Reply
    Katie (@KatieGMG)
    July 25, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Im SO glad these turned out so well!! They look gorgeous and are quite a head turner!

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      July 25, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      Gorgeous! I just love them!!!! 🙂

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    Nancy Wallace
    July 25, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I started transplanting these into my clients’ gardens (I gave them as gifts at Christmas, then held onto them till spring for planting) here in Zone 7B and wasn’t sure they would come back. However, they are now coming back regularly every year, and they are stunning. These look so pretty in your garden!

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      July 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Ours won’t come back in zone 5b, I’ll have to dig them up, but will definitely do so. I loved them in the garden this year. 🙂

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    La Mccoy
    July 25, 2013 at 7:17 pm


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    Phil McDonnell
    March 19, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Nice! I didn’t think you could plant these outside. I live in zone 6a do you think I could leave them all year or should I plant in Spring and dig up in Fall? Also when planting in the Spring when should I do it and should the plant have been cropped back to the bulb and sitting in cold storage for a while?

    Thanks and I love your website and front yard garden, you have given me some good inspiration for mine this year…

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      March 20, 2014 at 7:40 am

      They will not survive a zone 6a winter. You’ll have to dig them up in the fall, overwinter them inside, then plant them out again. My mother-in-law just puts them all in a box in a cool, dark, place.

      Thanks for the super nice words. 🙂

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