amaryllis bulbs sprouting in a south facing window

window view 2 Nov 21 2010

I bought 5 really nice looking amaryllis bulbs a few weeks ago, mail order from Sheepers. It was a good price for 5 big bulbs, unlabeled – so I don’t know which is which. I think a couple are not going to make it 🙁 But one or two are sprouting well in my south facing window. Not the best success rate, but I will wait a while longer and maybe more will come along.

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  • The Amaryllis is such a beautiful flower. I used to buy one for my Grandmother every year until she passed away at age 102. They will always remind me of her. Thanks for sparking a wonderful memory.

  • Marian(LondonUK)
    November 24, 2010 10:23 PM

    Hi, they emerge from the soil with such strength. Had a gift of a fabulous four trumpeter last year hope it comes again this year. Along with Daffodils I feel they Herald in the new year and Spring to follow!
    Marian (London UK)

  • Don't count them out too soon … Some wait til Easter to come out. Consider yourself lucky that this one is coming out for Christmas

  • I am so glad to see your note Leslie! The rest of mine do look fine. They are just slower. That early one is in full bloom today and I will post photos soon.

    There is a shop down the road with 3 or 4 planters in their windows with 5 amaryllis bulbs in each. (Trapelo and Common intersection in Belmont) They display them every year. Their bulbs are looking like my slow ones. In a month or so they will be beautiful!

    I am glad to have a Christmas one!


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