Amaryllis are the easiest of flowering bulbs to bloom.  It’s botanical name is Hippastrume and it is now a popular Christmas time flower that originated in South American tropical regions.  They are not winter hardy bulbs but they are fun to force in the wintertime to have holiday blooms.  They always seem like a Christmas flower to me.  It’s the red ones that I love.  



~”  At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year.”~Thomas Tusser







  1. Yes that red amaryllis, Hippeastrum sp. is very beautiful, i’ve long been trying to have it here but cant find where to get yet. I have lots of orange though, as in a lot!

  2. That is about the prettiest red amaryllis I ever saw. The ones around here were nothing to compare to yours. I enjoyed seeing all your reds today.