Christmas Amaryllis - Opening - 2020 Waxed Edition
Just two days ago, I posted a photo of our waxed-based Amaryllis Christmas flower from Trader Joe's and mentioned how one of the flower buds was set to open. That photo was from Christmas Even. Today's post is dated January 3, 2021, but the photo below is from December 28th, 2020. Just three days late and we have a lovely opened red Amaryllis flower with a bright yellow stamen. So, this flower did far better than most that we've had and opened just three days post-Christmas.
This is the first time that we did a wax-base Christmas flower bulb. And, based on the experience, I don't think it will be our last. Not only did the flower bloom close to Christmas, the stalks weren't too terribly tall - which usually means that you loose them to flopping over. These were short and sturdy stalks and a nice bloom on top. The downside to this version is that we have NO IDEA what variety of Amaryllis this really is, but we can guess if we look at the most common varieties. This one is NOT a special hybrid that is like a 'double blooming' or a "cybister" but looks like a simple, red flower that will bloom and fade away just as quickly.