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Apple Blossom Amaryllis

January 17th, 2017

Growing up, I remember that my dad always gave my mom an amaryllis bulb for Christmas. She’d plant them and we’d have bright red amaryllises blooming in the house in February. This year, my parents gave both my and my sister bulbs. I planted mine as soon as I got home and it started blooming last week. (note that we celebrate Christmas the week after Thanksgiving when we are in Ohio, so I planted this in early December).
apple blossom amaryllis
It’s quite a bloom and it brings lots of color to the upstairs garden. I have it in a bright window by the grow lights with a wide variety of other plants. My mom always kept her bulbs and they rebloomed year after year. I may or may not keep mine, I haven’t decided yet.

Do you grow amaryllises for winter color?

3 Comments to “Apple Blossom Amaryllis”
  1. NebraskaDave on January 17, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Susy, wow, that’s an amazing bloom. I’ve never tried to grow and care for flowers inside the house. We have just endured the worst ice storm ever from storm Jupiter. I didn’t venture out at all yesterday and neither did any of the other neighbors on the street. A misty drizzle fell all day yesterday with temperatures around 30 degrees and fall to mid 20s by the end of the day. Today school was cancelled due to streets that are still icy. I’ve seen ice storms before but nothing like this one. It wasn’t real thick but a layer of ice on the street with wet rain on top made for super slippery streets. I have hills with cars parked on both sides to get out of my neighborhood. One slip and I’d be right into a car. I may just not go any where today either. It’s been a crazy Winter here with rain but very little snow. I think I’d rather have the snow than icy streets.

    Have a great Maine day

    Nebraska Dave
    Urban Farmer

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  2. Chris on January 17, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    That’s a beauty! I don’t grow them myself too often but I do give them as Christmas gifts. :)

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  3. Jodiana on January 18, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Very beautiful blooms on you plant. I have grown amaryllis 2 different times. Both were red. Pretty blooms that got very tall. One even tried to sprout again but then just died. :(

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