My Amaryllis Blooms

(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.)


Here in central Florida red amaryllis are blooming in many yards in  February and March. My amaryllis tend to be late and usually bloom late March or early April.  These photos were taken at the end of March by my front porch.











The flowers sold at Christmas are forced bulbs as the plant normally blooms in the spring.  They cannot survive outside in freezing weather and can be planted in the garden in semi-tropical and tropical growing zones like Florida.














My pink and white amaryllis has a bud and I’m hoping to share its flower in the next week.












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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.

30 thoughts to “My Amaryllis Blooms”

    1. Amaryllis just need sun and rain. One of the reasons I love them is spectacular flowers w/o a lot of work!

  1. They are just gorgeous …here in Oregon they are only seen as carefully cultivated houseplants. Who knew they would thrive outdoors! (I do now, because I’ve lived in Florida.)

  2. Carol – I never get tired of looking at amaryllis. This red color is so deep and vibrant, with the little tongues of white to accent them. Fabulous. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday with these cheerful blooms!

  3. I have always loved an Amaryllis – a fun fact I had a pony called Callicore and Callie was named after Callicore Rosa and Amaryllis bloom! Loved your photos and this fun trip down memory lane for me!

  4. Am thinking of the saying that beautiful is big. That certainly pertains to this flower:):) They are hard to overlook! I notice that the stems are short in comparison to the potted ones one can buy. But it’s great to see them for All Seasons blooming outside. Enjoy them while you can! Jesh

  5. I have only seen them as houseplants here. They are so colourful and bright. I look forward to seeing your other ones once they flower.

  6. Alas, I’m one of those northerners who has to depend on the forced bulbs. And I didn’t bother this past winter. But this is so pretty – maybe I’ll try again next fall.

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