Last Amaryllis on a Spring Day

I live in Central Florida, growing zone 9B which is semi-tropical. 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. Amaryllis sold at Christmas are FORCED bulbs.

Last weekend I went outside in the front yard on a wonderful spring day. There was a breeze with blue skies and wispy clouds.

I had been watching a small amaryllis plant for several days as buds formed and started to open. This variegated red/white amaryllis has not grown big in the last four years and didn’t even bloom last year. That day two flowers had opened. It is almost the end of the amaryllis blooms for this season.

I like the white center of the flower. It’s a beautiful pattern in the color.

My garden now has most of the amaryllis plants with seed stalks and yellowing leaves. My amaryllis do not completely die back after flowering. There will be green leaves on the ground until next year when they grow new leaves and bloom again. I’ve enjoyed this year’s amaryllis display and hope you have too.

I personally am doing well and thank everyone for their kind comments during my recovery from surgery. I am just trying to be patient until I see the surgeon on June 6th and can remove my neck collar.

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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.

24 thoughts to “Last Amaryllis on a Spring Day”

  1. I never think of amaryllis as outdoor plants — but that’s what happens when you live in the north! This is a lovely one. Only a couple more weeks — hang in there!

    1. Yes I can grow amaryllis but I cannot grow spring northern flowers like daffodils and tulips. Just remember all the flowers you can grow that I cannot – there’s good and bad living in any location. Did you find some flowers you like at the garden shop?

  2. What a lovely series of your awesome amaryllis and wonderful wisp clouds in your excellent photos ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    1. the first year you might only get a couple of flowers but in future years, the bulb multiplies and you get more

  3. I’ve never seen an amaryllis that color before! Wow! It’s striking!

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