Monday, January 23, 2017
How lucky we were to enjoy the incredible blooms of this amaryllis in early January. It missed Christmas by two weeks but we didn't care.
This bulb was purchased in the fall of 2015, so this was its second blooming. It is called "Flamenco Queen" and this time there was just a single stalk with four blossoms (last year it had three stalks and twelve blooms!) but it reached a great height, 35.5" from top of bulb to tip of bloom! Watching the buds open is great fun.
What a beauty, and how perfect for the Christmas season with its rich deep red speckled petals and bright green throat. I so enjoy my amaryllis "collection" especially in the dead of winter as my perennial gardens slumber through the cold winter months.
I have four other bulbs "resting".... I must check them today to see if there are any signs of new shoots sprouting. More fresh blooms in February would be nice, wouldn't it?
Have you ever had an amaryllis?
I am linking to Mosaic Monday at Normandy Life. Be sure to stop by to check out the other mosaics.
"Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul." ~ Luther Burbank