Cherry Nymph Amaryllis - 2019
This year's large Amaryllis bulb is this double-flowering Cherry Nymph bulb that I bought at Wannamaker's last weekend. One year ago today, I posted about last year's Christmas Amaryllis getting started but, that version ended up falling a little bit behind of schedule. By mid-December, it was just starting to send up the trunk. And it didn't bloom for Christmas. It eventually bloomed in January and then we were treated to a second flower in March.
I treated it with an 8% alcohol treatment last year and I think that worked to limit the height and make it leggy. I wonder if that kept it from blooming on time?
This bulb was $14.99 from Wannemaker's - as those are the ones that seem to work every year. But, I'm also going back to the Menards Amaryllis to try those again - with the kids.
As for this Cherry Nymph - below you can see the large bulb before I stuck it in the pot.
And here is it planted in the new clay pot.
I am planning on adding a little bit of this moss and lichen to the top to dress it up a little bit.
Once I get all the Menards bulbs in pots, I'll share a photo or two of all of them and we can track them along the way.