When Should I Dig Up And Divide Outdoor Amaryllis?

Q: When should I dig up and divide outdoor amaryllis? Most literature says after foliage turns brown. But mine usually does not die down all winter. 

A: Do it now, before cold temperatures freeze the bulbs. My garden amaryllis had green leaves as well until the wintery blast a couple of weeks ago. The best time to dig and divide is October or November. The leaves may be green then but the plant isn’t photosynthesizing much. Keep the bulbs in a cool place indoors until time to plant in late April or early May when the soil is quite warm.

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