Flowers for 7-9 weeks/Premium Collectors Choice/Choice Dutch grown qualityEnjoy for years to comeBulb Size: 26/28 cm/Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade/Bloom Time: Winter/Plant Time: FallGrows 20" tall/Plant 4-6" apart, 1-2 " deep/Hardy in USDA zones 9-1048 contiguous US states, plus the District of ColumbiaCare instructions: Hippeastrum (Amaryllis) is a tender bulb and needs to be planted in pots indoors throughout most of North America. In USDA zones 9-12, they can actually be planted outside, as long as they are protected during freezing temperatures. Plant them outside with the neck sticking out of the ground, water, fertilizing after the leaves appear, and repeating several times in spring. Then, let nature take its course. To grow indoors as a house plant proceed as follows: Select a 6-8" container of your choice, then fill about half the pot with medium. Set the bulb atop the soil, filling in with soil around the bulb to maintain its position. About the top third of the bulb should be left exposed above the soil level, leaving room in the pot for watering. Amaryllis bulbs like room temperatures, and exposure to sunshine will keep them shorter. As the flower stalk grows towards the light rotate the pot frequently to prevent toppling. Sit back and enjoy!