‘Christmas Gift’ Amaryllis has pure white blossoms, that are sure to draw your attention. Amaryllis are a great favorite with exceptionally huge blossoms. Of all flowering bulbs, amaryllis are the easiest to bring to bloom. This can be accomplished indoors or out, and over an extended period of time. The amaryllis originated in South America’s tropical regions and has the botanical name Hippeastrum. The large flowers and ease with which they can be brought to bloom make amaryllis popular and in demand worldwide. They are a wonderful plant for indoors in the winter and very early spring months.
The Amaryllis is a beautiful, fascinating flowering bulb. It is not hardy in places that have extended periods of frost, having originated in tropical regions. They make good container plants and can be delightful cut flowers. The major Dutch breeders have spent the last two centuries hybridizing these specimens to bring us the flower we know and love. Today’s cultivars have stalks ranging from about 12″ to 24″ with each stalk having four to six flowers. Typically, a bulb will produce two stalks in a blooming season. With care, these bulbs will bloom every year for many years.