Amaryllis: Enjoy Their Blooms All Winter Long

The magnificent flowers of amaryllis can light up your winter decor. By planting the same variety every two weeks from fall to winter, or by choosing early, mid- and late-season types, you can enjoy a steady stream of glorious blooms.

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Depending on the variety, amaryllis bulbs require anywhere from six to 12 weeks to bloom. The largest bulbs typically produce two stalks, each bearing two to four flowers.

'Prelude' is one of the earliest amaryllis, blooming as soon as six weeks (sometimes even five) after planting.

The rounded petals of 'Lucky Strike' appear about six weeks after planting.

The pink-blushed flowers of 'Apple Blossom' begin to appear six weeks after planting. One bulb produces several stalks, each bearing about four flowers.

'Giraffe', a late-season variety, typically blooms about 10 weeks after planting.

An even later variety, the gorgeous flowers of 'Dancing Queen' open about 12 weeks after planting.