My Favorite Amaryllis This Year
So my favorite Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) this year is definitely ‘Picotee’. The bulbs are more expensive than most other Amaryllis, but I’d say they’re worth it.
‘Picotee’ has lots of long-lasting, gleaming ivory blooms. In fact, they are still blooming now in early March. And the sturdy stems do not flop!
The only disappointing thing about ‘Picotee’ is that the red edging on the flowers is much less noticeable than in the catalog pictures. Do you think the catalog pics are enhanced? No … John Scheepers would never do such a thing.
I also liked Amaryllis ‘Miracle’ very much. Hard to resist those big, red, satiny blooms. Huge, but not so profuse. Stayed upright for a long time, too, but eventually flopped. That’s OK, because they make an excellent cut flower.
I was least excited by ‘Trentino’. This is an earlier blooming Amaryllis. Smaller flowers than’Picotee’, with a lot more green. Greenish flowers don’t especially appeal to me. Also, ‘Trentino’ didn’t wait very long before it flopped over.
So there it is, my Amaryllis adventure for the winter. What was your favorite Amaryllis this year?