Magic Touch Amaryllis In Bloom - Mid-December - 2022
A week ago, I posted an update on the three new Amaryllis bulbs that we're growing this year and talked about how they are at different stages of growth. One of them - the Magic Touch - is what I'd call the furthest along and has two flower stalks. But, those two are VERY different, too.
One of them is taking a normal shape and form. Tall and proud. With a flower bud at the top. The other one? Failed to launch. Didn't grow much up from the bulb at all. But what did it do? It flowered. ALREADY. A mid-December Amaryllis bloom. Holy moly. This is a lovely red, too.
What do I mean by 'failure to launch'? See the photo below showing the two flower stalks. The one in bloom is barely out of the bulb:
And, here's a look at the backside of the bloom showing that ANOTHER flower is set to open in the same spot:
Magic Touch Amaryllis is a fast-mover (for us, this year) and has produced the earliest flowers of any bulb we've grown. Kinda nice, right? We have flowers leading right up to Christmas.