End of Amaryllis Season

(Amaryllis is a subtropical bulb that belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family and is native to South Africa. It is grown as a potted plant in most parts of the United States but can also be grown outdoors year round in warm areas like Florida.)

It seemed to me that the amaryllis this year were even more beautiful than usual if that’s possible.  Here are a few photos as a look back at the season.  My friend’s pink and whites bloomed early in March. She has a flower bed full of them which are gorgeous for 2 to 3 weeks a year. Then you have wilted leaves on the ground the rest of the year. As with most bulb plants, you need to leave the leaves for blooms next year.  Another friend had pinks blooming in pots. They’re so pretty!

 

 

 

 

 

The neighbor at the end of the block has late-blooming reds that circle a tree. They are finishing up now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most of my amaryllis are red and are late bloomers. They are ending now as the lilies are starting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last year I added two pink and whites which finished 2 weeks ago.  I’m starting several plants from seeds from Vickie’s March pink and whites and from my pink and white. I’m hoping to extend the length of blooms in my yard next year. Thanks for sharing my garden with me.

 

 

 

 

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Carol

I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

42 thoughts to “End of Amaryllis Season”

    1. They are a versatile beautiful plant. You should try growing one in a pot inside this fall. They brighten up a dark winter.

  1. Hi Carol, I must say that when I see an amaryllis it reminds me of your blog. The ones around here seem to be mainly pinkish/ white and very pretty. This year I had some freesias in pots and they were lovely. Next year I may just have to have a go at keeping amaryllis.

    xx

    1. I know I get carried away with amaryllis but they are so beautiful in a bouquet or in the garden. You should give it a go this autumn for a winter spot of color. Thanks, as always, for visiting me.

      1. Hi Carol, it get them flowering in pots in winter would I plant them now? Treat me like a dummy!

        Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal.

        xx

        1. If you purchase the bulbs that are ready to plant for a winter bloom, you would do it this fall. Then within a few months you have a plant and hopefully a flower. I’d look for it in August to plant for winter. I’m experimenting this year with seeds from my flowers. They are small not a bulb. I have no idea how they will grow but I’ll post on it if they grow in a pot.

  2. In your top photo, the flower’s node (for lack of the right term) at center top looks like a skull with a top knot, thus I see a woman wearing a fancy dress. 🙂 Nature is simply amazing, the way flowers end their season as others take off.

  3. Me thinks your first image takes the cake – amazing, Carol! Sorry the season of this flower is over – I enjoyed your captures thoroughly! Many thanks from All Seasons, and hope you’ll find other flowers this week!

  4. Lovely photos – specially of the striped Amaryllis. Enjoy the season. Ours have finished blooming here in Delhi where it’s so hot now.

  5. Oh they are so lovely! We associate them with Christmas in the UK so it’s really different to see them growing like that outside! 🙂

    1. Yes most folks think of amaryllis as a Christmas flower but those that bloom at Christmas inside are forced like paperwhites. They are really a spring flower in warmer climates. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos.

  6. The amaryllis is indeed a spectacular flower. It is hard to say which I enjoyed most, but I have to choose the first one just because it was first, and seemed to jump out at me so that I could almost touch it!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Kay
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  7. My sister in Texas said her amaryllis were spectacular this year, and sent me a picture to prove it. Hers are red with white centers! Go figure!

    1. There are many varieties of amaryllis and they are expensive too. I’ve seen some on line for $35 each. Yikes!

  8. Amaryllis are gorgeous! I see those and I think of SPRING!!! I am a big fan of Spring & Fall! Weather is perfect and everything is fresh & new in Spring and Fall is just so colorful as all the pretty colors go to sleep to wait for another pretty Spring and fresh & new! I would love to have every kind of flower there is planted in my garden, but I cannot. My son and I are both allergic to bees, so I only plant greenery!!! I love hostas! I wish I could get every kind there is planted in my backyard… hehehe! Thank you for sharing!

  9. The vibrant color of your Am’s is stunning! Wow!
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful garden.
    It is always so beautiful.

    – Lisa

  10. Gorgeous!! We have amaryllis outside too. Ours came from my husband’s grandmother so they are very special to us. When we moved, we put them in a pot to bring them. Strangely enough, they seem to be really happy crowded in the pot. Now we’re aren’t sure what to do next! 🙂

    1. I love, love, love amaryllis. They can live in pots or in the ground. Looking forward to more of your beautiful flower photos.

  11. Wow you must live in a very warm zone! I only grow them indoors for Christmas since it’s too cold for them to survive up here. I’ve never seen them grown like this- very pretty! Thank you for joining our Garden Party!

    1. Thanks Liz. I live in Central Florida just north of Tampa Bay. Lots of yards in March and April are filled with amaryllis and they make great cuttings for bouquets too.

  12. Amaryllis are so gorgeous! Here we just grow them indoors during the Christmas season. Thanks for sharing with the Garden Party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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