Amaryllis – Replanting

Q: When can I dig up, separate and replant my outdoor amaryllis?

A: I think the best time is in spring when the green shoots first appear. Hardy amaryllis, Hippeastrum x johnsonii, blooms in my landscape each year. Dig a clump and examine the sizes of bulbs in it. Carefully split out any bulbs that are tennis-ball-size or larger but try to leave smaller bulbs attached to each other. Plant in a sunny protected spot, fertilize, and you’ll have amaryllis blooms in May.