All about amaryllis
Give your winter windowsill an injection of colour with one of these perfect plants?
Whether you regard amaryllis as flower power at its finest or a splash of horticultural bling, these giant bulbs are unbeatable for bringing winter cheer into our homes, with their triffid-like flower spikes and enormous, showy blooms.
But don’t go thinking that amaryllis is just a Christmas flower: plant a succession of bulbs from October until the end of January and you’ll be rewarded with blooms beyond Easter. Too many gardeners treat amaryllis as a one-hit wonder, binning the bulb after flowering. And if you buy the biggest, fattest bulbs that your budget can stretch to, you’ll be rewarded with two or three flower spikes. With care, bulbs can be brought back into flower next year.
The correct botanical name for these winter wonders is hippeastrum, although they’re commonly called amaryllis. Whatever name you choose, follow our guide to guarantee a spectacular display that’ll brighten up the dark days of winter.
Water lightly and pop in a bright, warm spot Choose a pot that’s slightly larger than the bulb
Perk up a windowsill this winter with lots of flowering pot plants
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