My Amaryllis from last winter stayed green all summer, just now drying and...

Asked November 7, 2017, 11:22 PM EST

My Amaryllis from last winter stayed green all summer, just now drying and going dormant. How long must they remain dormant before I start to water and grow again?

Ramsey County Minnesota

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See below for the link from the University of Minnesota n care of your amaryllis. Amaryllis can be kept growing continuously and don't require a dormant period. After the old flower stem has yellowed you can cut it off. You can continue to water and fertilize and new growth will begin again. It should be kept in a sunny location during this time. Or you could put it in a cool dark place for 8-12 weeks to control when the next bloom time occurs. But this is not required. https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/flowers/growing-and-caring-for-amaryllis/