(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.)
Rosemary: If you live in USDA plant hardiness zones 7 or below, rosemary will only survive if you bring it indoors before the arrival of freezing temperatures. On the other hand, if your growing zone is at least zone 8, you can grow rosemary outdoors year round with protection during the chilly months. I live in zone 9B, semi-tropical, here in central Florida.
Most of the amaryllis in my neighborhood are gone already. Most plants bloom late February and March. My amaryllis don’t even have buds yet, but I expect flowers in April. My plants bloom late. Last year I had flowers from two amaryllis I planted the summer before as late as May. Spring flowers are my favorite, and I love big amaryllis flowers. Most of mine are red but I have one with a white center and red leaves, a pink one, and a white one. Today I combed the archive from the past 6 years to make colorful amaryllis mosaics for spring. I am so ready for mine to bloom again!
I hope you enjoyed our visit to the past. Happy Spring!
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