Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The fancy amaryllis are all very well


But when all’s said and done, I like this clear, deep red.

I have had this one, in the same heavy stone pot, for at least 8 years (I think it’s more). It blooms very late in the season (now), probably because I never give it a dormancy period, just letting it go its merry way as a houseplant. In a few months, I’ll bring it outside for the summer.


This was the year I decided to break away from the red amaryllis and try some of the doubles and the different shapes and colors. One double—Nymph (above)—was so sumptuously full, one blooming stalk toppled over and broke right off. Even then, I was able to keep it going in a vase for another week or so. Then there was a tall one—Exotic Star (below, when in bloom). La Paz and Lemon/Lime still have buds. (Clueless as to why even the new ones are taking so long.)



They’re all beautiful, but there’s something about this red one. I particularly like the leaves coming up at the same time. More like a real plant.

9 comments:

Sylvana said...

I didn't know that you could keep them going that long in a small pot indoors. Well done! These are beautiful.

Belle said...

Indeed they are beautiful. I also favor the last picture, a great addition to any living room. A very lovely color

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Never met an amaryllis I didn't love. I had Lemon/Lime a few years ago, and it was very late coming into bloom too. Don't know enough about the breeding of amaryllis to know why, unless they're harvested later?

Sylvia (England) said...

I keep amaryllis from year to year and all mine were late this year. I assume it is because we had a colder winter. I keep trying to stagger the flowering but they always flower within a few weeks of each other no matter when I re-pot them. I do cut off the leaves in September and dry them off, perhaps I should cut the leaves off some of the bulbs in August.

Best wishes Sylvia (England)

Heather's Garden said...

I'm partial to red as well, probably because the first amaryllis I forced was a brilliant red so anything else doesn't seem quite right.

Debra Lee Baldwin said...

Amazing that what looks like an onion can produce tall stems, buds and stupendous blooms, all with minimal water, no soil and no fertilizer. Magic!

超创 said...

Oh,my god.I can not believe my eyes!It is so beautiful!
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GardenerX said...

the 8yr old amaryllis looks a beauty well done for growing such a fine specimen

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