Red Amaryllis 2020

(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.)


In March I shared my next door neighbor’s amaryllis, and last week I shared photos of amaryllis at a neighbor’s yard down the street. Today I’m happy to share my first amaryllis blooms this spring right by my front porch.  My amaryllis have always bloomed later than most in my neighborhood here in central Florida.  If you’ve visited last fall, you may remember that due to a cold spell in November followed by a return to the 90’s, some of my amaryllis bloomed out of season in December.  See Mother Nature Is Confused for those blooms.  I wasn’t sure how many blooms I would have this spring but am really happy with these bright red flowers.





At the beginning of the week, I came out the front door to a gorgeous red flower. Late afternoon another flower was trying to open.





The next morning I was thrilled with a whole cluster of red flowers.





Like many bulbs, amaryllis will spread and make new flowers.  It requires sunshine, water, and NO FREEZES.










I’ve enjoyed these blooms all week. Thanks for the visit.  Stay well and happy.













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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.

20 thoughts to “Red Amaryllis 2020”

  1. Mother Nature was confused last year for sure (Polar Vortex) but it’s gone from seasonal to 70 ˚to 30s to rain to snow to something called, “graupel” and looks beautiful today so out the door I go (: Your amaryllis is beyond gorgeous and how lucky you are to have such beauty within reach.

    1. I am indeed lucky. I open the front door and there are bright red flowers. Have a great Sunday!

  2. It’s gorgeous Carol! I can only imagine how exciting it must have been to see that first flower that morning! And to be followed by even more beauty.. what a day! (Staying home wouldn’t be a sacrifice with that amazement going on at your doorstep!)

  3. Carol – simply spectacular. Doesn’t it just restore your faith in everything when you behold this beauty, especially when it happens practically overnight? Thanks for sharing this radiance with Mosaic Monday!

  4. Hello Carol, the Amaryllis is beautiful, a gorgeous bright color. Love the images and mosaics. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy, healthy new week!

  5. My mother lives in NC and literally has hundreds of amaryllis flowers blooming at the end of her house. I’ve never been able to grown them. Lovely to enjoy especially when we can’t get out much.
    Stay safe
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

    1. I can’t imagine them making it thru a North Carolina winter – they are a tropical plant. It’s a miracle.

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