Small amaryllis bulbs packed in boxes with plastic pots are widely available in late fall. They offer convenience and a perfectly OK display. But if you want a real show—whether for a family member or a friend, or for yourself—you will want a really big bulb of an outstanding variety presented in a substantial pot of your own choosing. When this variety unfurls its 7-inch flowers in January or February. Jaws will drop. Winter Delight, indeed.
Amaryllis are not available for shipment until mid-October. If you need your outdoor bulbs earlier, please place two separate orders.
Allow 12 weeks from potting to bloom. Most bulbs will not flower until after Christmas.
|Quantity||Price per bulb|
|3 to 3||$ 11.333|
|6 to 9||$ 10.833|
|12 or more||$ 10.417|
|Catalog Page (2019)||Web Only|
|Flower Color||Red with White|
|Sunlight||Full (6+ hours sun per day)|
To find the number of bulbs you need, determine the square footage of the planting area and enter it in the box.
Need help figuring square footage? See our Bed Area Calculator.
Except where winters are very mild, amaryllis bulbs must be grown indoors in containers. Complete growing instructions are provided in our Planting & Care Instructions. A paper copy of the instructions is enclosed with every order.
In mild-winter areas (see USDA Zones under “Specifications”), bulbs can be planted outdoors. They perform best in partial shade and require well-drained soil. They may need irrigation in dry climates. Once established, they typically bloom in the spring.
Spring-flowering bulbs must be planted in the fall. They need cool soil to make roots before the onset of winter. Cool fall weather arrives at different times from north to south and from high elevations to low.
Please note that the temperature of the soil lags behind the air temperature. You can generally plant later than the windows provided in this map. As long as the ground is not frozen, you can still plant.