(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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