Planting Amarylles Belladonna Bulbs

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Watch as a flower expert and professional gardener demonstrates how to plant and care for fall-blooming Amarylles Belladonna bulbs -- also known as "Naked Ladies" -- in this free online video about home gardening. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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YOLANDA VANVEEN: Hi, I'm Yolanda Vanveen on behalf of Expert Village. In this series, we're learning all about fall-blooming flower bulbs, and every fall-blooming flower collection has to include the Naked Ladies. They're a gorgeous plant from South Africa and they call 'em Naked Ladies 'cause the greenery comes up in the summer then dies back, then all of a sudden a big stalk comes up in the fall with the beautiful pink blooms that smell like bubble gum that last for a month or two. They're just a beautiful plant. And the bulbs are like in other Amaryllis plants and they multiply quickly. So when you plant 'em, you make sure--like a Hershey's Kiss, the tip goes up and the fat side goes down, and they like to be crowded. When you see 'em on the side of the freeway in California, there's just mounds of 'em. So the best thing to do is get three or five and plant 'em almost touching, and that way you'll get blooms the first year. They're just a beautiful plant, Amaryllis Belladonna, also known as Naked Ladies, or Surprise Lily 'cause they come up in the fall like a big surprise with the gorgeous pink blooms. Watch our next segment as we talk about Red Hot Pokers.