Last winter I watched as people posted their photos of Amaryllis to social media, admiring the large and loud flowers that cheered up the darkest winter day. I decided that I needed to have a try at growing them.
Following the instructions on the Peter Nyssen website, I planted the bulbs in November, moved the pots to the lounge room to await their bloom. The first leaves popped up within a few days, and since then I’ve been marvelling at their fast growth. And a couple of months later they have flowered.
Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) Papilio
Amaryllis Red Pearl
These have certainly brightened up the depths of winter. I do believe that this is the beginning of a new love affair.