First Three (New) Amaryllis Bulbs - Christmas Flowers - December 2022
We're about half-way between when we planted our annual Christmas Amaryllis bulbs and the big day - December 25th - when I would (ideally) want blooms. This is a (partial) progress report showing the three newly acquired bulbs. Why just these three new ones (and not the bulbs that I kept from last year)? Because these are the ones that are showing action on the stalk growth and the three that are furthest along.
All three of these bulbs were bought from Wannemakers in early/mid November and were planted up right around Nov 17th. That puts these three weeks from their first watering. And just over two weeks until Christmas Day. Will any of them bloom in time?
First up is the Flamenco Queen Amaryllis. This is what I think is the most unique of the three - with green centers and white-speckled red petals. The leaves and first flower stalk are up out of the neck of the bulb, but not too much height so far. Photo of the mid-growth Flamenco Queen Christmas Amaryllis below: