When you think of an amaryllis flower, the first image that comes to mind may be the classic ‘Red Lion’ bloom. This flower is usually sold as part of a popular holiday gift kit. It’s popularity stems from the fact that this bulb is very easy to grow and will definitely add that burst of color we all long for during the winter months.
You might notice most stores selling amaryllis bulbs before the holidays. That doesn’t mean you can’t purchase bulbs after the decorations get put away! I actually encourage it!
You will get a great deal, and there is no rule you can’t keep amaryllis flowers blooming until the summer months! Just as you sow seeds in succession for a consistent crop of lettuce in your vegetable garden, you can apply this same idea to bulbs! It’s fun to think outside the box.