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Guide To Gifting & Growing Amaryllis

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Amaryllis Benfica

The holidays are the perfect time to add some cheer to your home.  Houseplants are the perfect addition to every room.  I enjoy going to my local market and buying fresh cut flowers, but they are harder to come buy in the winter months.  Not only that, they don't last very long and can be pricey.  Forcing bulbs indoors is an easy, fun indoor activity for all ages.  Once they flower, they can provide gorgeous blooms and stunning color for almost a month!  

Some of my favorite gifts to give during the winter season are Amaryllis bulbs.  It's a thoughtful present that everyone can enjoy!  I'm excited to share with you a little about this amazing flower along with a list of my top varieties to give as gifts.  Make sure you scroll to the bottom of this post and enter to win your very own winter bulb gift kit from Longfield Gardens!

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Amaryllis Cherry Nymph

About Amaryllis

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Amaryllis Red Lion

Amaryllis Hippeastrum is an indoor flowering bulb that blooms during the winter months.  It is native to subtropical regions like Mexico and the Caribbean.  These bulbs can be planted in pots indoors and placed in a warm, well-lit environment.  They can also be planted outdoors as perennials in zone 8b to 10.  If these flower bulbs are stored correctly, they can last over 70 years!  That is a lifetime of blooms!  

They require well-drained soil, so they do not need constant watering.   They are known for their showy, dramatic blooms that can reach an extraordinary size.  There are over 600 different varieties to choose from.  The most popular colors sold are red, pink and white.  The blooms are a unique and eye catching trumpet shape that makes for the perfect conversation piece.  

"A bulb filled with a bouquet of blooms!"

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Amaryllis Apple Blossom bulbs

Planting Bulbs

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Amaryllis Denver

If you are looking for a kit that has everything you need, look no further!  Longfield Gardens has you covered with their Winter Bulb Gift Kits!  These perfect kits include the planter of your choice, soil, decorative moss and bulbs!  

These bulbs are very easy to grow!  You can even grow them with no soil.  You can fill vase with stones, rocks or pebbles.  Place your bulbs on top of those stones, then fill up with water until it's barely touching the bottom of the bulb.  Add more stones to make sure your bulb is anchored with the tip poking out.  As long as you keep the water level where it needs to be, your plant will grow strong.   It's easier to keep an eye on the level with a clear vase! 

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Planting my bulbs in the Wood Box with Rope Handles Gift Kit!

Growing Tips & Tricks

- Do put your flowers in a sunny location.
- Do rotate your container frequently so those sturdy stalks grow straight. 
- Don't overwater and let your bulbs get moldy. 
- Do invest in something to support your plant, like stakes so it won't topple over. 
- Do make sure it is growing in an environment that is 60ยฐF or above. (70-80ยฐF is ideal)
- Don't throw out your plant once the first flowers have faded.  
- Do have fun and enjoy your gorgeous blossoms!
- Do try storing your bulb and allowing it to rebloom. 
- Don't be afraid to give them a little snip and enjoy them as cut flowers

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Amaryllis Minerva

A Thoughtful Gift For Everyone

There are so many gorgeous amaryllis flowers to choose from.  Here are my top varieties that make a wonderful gift and add color to any home.  All these varieties that are listed can be purchased at Longfield-Gardens.com.

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Minerva: cherry red amaryllis with a white star center and a lime green throat. 
-8" jumbo sized flower
-unique color combo
-will bloom within 30 to 50 days of planting
-can be planted outdoors in zone 8b to 10
-grow in a sunny location 
-plant in winter

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Apple Blossom: candy pink and white blooms with a lime green throat
-8" large sized flower
-bright and cheerful colors
-will bloom within 30 to 50 days of planting
-can be planted outdoors in zone 8b to 10
-grow in sun to partial shade
-plant in winter

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Red Lion: one of the most popular varieties. This red on red flower is vibrant and bright, perfect for Valentine's Day!
-enormous blossoms with thick, velvety petals 
-will bloom within 30 to 50 days of planting
-can be planted outdoors in zone 8b to 10
-place flowers in sunny location
-plant in winter

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White Nymph: Frothy snow white petals with a lime green throat
-double white blossoms 
-makes a gorgeous cut flower

-will bloom within 30 to 50 days of planting
-can be planted outdoors in zone 8b to 10
-place flowers in sunny location
-plant in winter

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Double King: Regal double red blossoms 
- have three or more layers of rich, deep red velvety petals
-weeks of beautiful indoor colors 

-will bloom within 30 to 50 days of planting
-can be planted outdoors in zone 8b to 10
-grow in sun to partial shade
-plant in winter

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Round Birch Gift Kit featuring Apple Blossom amaryllis

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Are you growing or planning on growing Amaryllis this winter?  What is your favorite flower variety to grow?  Feel free to share in the comment section below, or show me pictures by tweeting me @thefreckledrose.  These plants really do brighten my days and help me get through that long stretch of cold right before spring.  If you are looking for more information about growing amaryllis you can read this blog post by Longfield Gardens here.  Wishing you all beautiful blooms and a happy holidays! 

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  • Derrick John Knight
    December 7, 2016 at 4:44 am

    Thanks, Angie. We have just bought one of these as a present. Your tips will come in useful ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      Awesome Derrick! Hope you enjoy your new Amaryllis!

  • tom sides
    December 7, 2016 at 10:14 am

    never grew any yet but they are lovely

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      They most certainly are Tom!

  • karen
    December 7, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Love that Apple Blossom! The pink is so super pretty! I had no idea that with proper care that they could last 70 years!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Oh me too Karen! It’s much needed in the wintertime ๐Ÿ™‚ They are pretty resilient plants!

  • Danielle @ Follow My Gut
    December 7, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    These are so lovely! I think the minerva is my fave!!!

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      The Minerva is so beautiful Danielle! I really loved mine last winter ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Angela Tolsma
    December 7, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    I’ve never had to stake mine but maybe one day I’ll have lots so I’ll have to! I love the pink ones so pretty!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      Yes, sometimes I use stakes just as a preventative measure. Nothing worse than seeing your new bloom flop over! I’m loving the pink flowers this year ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sharon
    December 7, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    They’re my holiday favorites! I am visiting with my daughter and made a special trip to a local nursery yesterday to buy an amaryllis bulb for her – and would love for her to have more!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      That’s really sweet Sharon! You are an awesome mom for doing something like that ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck in the giveaway!

  • Modern Mia
    December 7, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    I fell in love with amaryllis last year. I grew a beautiful red one. I want to try another color this year.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      I just love the bright red amaryllis blooms! They are so pretty when you mix them with some white ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rachael
    December 7, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    I love growing amaryllis with my boys. Their rapid growth keeps them interested in daily monitoring and we all enjoy the beautiful blooms.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      That’s great to hear Rachael! Wishing you luck in the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tara Holland
    December 7, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Great information! I am not much of a green thumb, so I need all the tips I can get to keep a beautiful plant like this alive.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks Tara! Believe me when I say growing Amaryllis is super easy!

  • jessica bognear
    December 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    These are timeless beauty

  • Allison
    December 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    this would be the perfect gift for my mom! I am struggling with gift ideas this year, but this is awesome! I love thoughtful gifts like this.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      Wishing you good luck in the giveaway Allison! This would make a great gift for mom ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Julie Durfee
    December 7, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I have never seen Amaryllis in person. They are so beautiful. I’ve never tried to grow them, obviously, and I don’t have a green thumb so I’ve never tried to grow other flowers.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      They really are Julie! I had no idea they were so easy to grow too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Catherine @ The Shopping Mama
    December 7, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    These are such gorgeous and festive flowers. I’ve love gifting them to neighbors and teachers in the year’s past. Good tips!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      I agree Catherine! They make such wonderful gifts ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ana De- Jesus
    December 7, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I had never heard of them before but what beautiful flowers, I love the colour it is gorgeous. Great giveaway as well!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      I learned about them a couple of years ago. Now, I make sure to get some each year ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck in the giveaway Ana!

  • Theresa
    December 7, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    This is a really gorgeous type of flower! I love the idea of giving them away as gifts. I would love to get one too!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Theresa!

  • Beth Billstrom
    December 7, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    The Apple Blossom is one of my favorite amaryllis….but then again, they’re all my favorites! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Angie!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      I know, so hard to choose! Same to you Beth ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tiina A
    December 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    I love amaryllis1 It gives the Xmas feeling. It’s great to buy just a bulb and see it growing for Xmas. There are so many species out there. I usually choose a white one but they all look beautiful and so gorgeous.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      Same here Tiina! Yes, so true! I grew white last year and I loved it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Chanel van Reenen
    December 7, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    I wish I had a green thumb! I love fresh blooms!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      These are so easy to grow, you can have any colored thumb!

  • Tayler Morrell
    December 7, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Those are some absolutely beautiful flowers. I certainly would love some live flowers in my apartment.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      These make such great flowers for small spaces because they require so little attention and don’t have many restrictions or requirements! Good luck in the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Debra
    December 7, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Wow! Those are so beautiful – I would love to have those flowers in my house, they would make me so happy!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      Thanks Debra! They are quite the beauties & they do tend to spread cheer ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Greta
    December 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    This such good information and such a lovely flower! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Melanie Rickmann
    December 7, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Thank you for the great gift idea! I love amaryllis and had no idea there were so many colors or that you could store them for that long!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      They are fascinating flowers!

  • Gillian
    December 7, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    What a lovely post. I love these. My son has an amazing green thumb and we live giving these to other flower lovers. I’m going to give them your instructions too.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      Thank you Gillian! That’s awesome your son is into gardening. They are really fun flowers to grow ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reesa Lewandowski
    December 7, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    This is so beautiful! We’d love to have one! My husband loves things like this, he collects bonzais and orchids, so I think he’d love this too!!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      That so cool Reesa! Good luck in the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Carrie
    December 8, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Thanks for the tips! I actually have an Amaryllis in our room right now! It is getting closer to blooming. You mentioned not to water it too much. How often and how much should I water it! I tend to have a black thumb instead of a green one.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      That’s awesome Carrie! I bet it will be beautiful and blooming very soon ๐Ÿ™‚ Just check the soil with your finger, and if it’s a little damp you are good to go. I just try never to let mine fully dry out. They are super easy, I love how you don’t have to worry if you forget to water one day!

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    December 8, 2016 at 5:23 am

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  • Rhian Westbury
    December 8, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Such a beautiful flower, I didn’t realise how many varieties there were x

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      So many beauties to choose from ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lisa Sell
    December 8, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Thanks SO much for this. Every year someone buys me an Amaryllis and I can never keep it alive. I’m certainly not green-fingered! Hopefully now, with your help, it will last this time!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      Oh I hope this helps! Keep trying and don’t give up ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kristie
    December 8, 2016 at 7:33 am

    I’ve always thought these were such beautiful flowers. Unfortunately, I know I wouldn’t be able to keep it alive.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      With a little love and care, they are pretty easy to grow! If you ever want to give it a try, it’s worth it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • SarahJ
    December 8, 2016 at 8:07 am

    This gets me in the spring mood! I love bulbs.

  • cindy peterson
    December 8, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Can yo believe I have never tried to grow an Amaryllis? I envy my sister-in-law’s beautiful Amaryllis flowers.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      I only learned about them a few years ago. They are truly rewarding and easy to grow ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Elizabeth O.
    December 8, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Flowers will always be lovely gifts especially to the special women in our lives! These are really interesting!

  • Nancy
    December 8, 2016 at 9:44 am

    They are a beautiful gift for almost everyone.

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    December 8, 2016 at 10:39 am

    This is such a beautiful flower! Funny story, we had this, what we assumed was a weed growing right next to our privacy fence…it would come up in thick green stalks every year and my husband would use the weed eater to whack them away. Last year he didn’t have the chance to get out there before they started blooming!! It was an amaryllis! They aren’t in a flower bed or anything. Which is why we thought it was a weed before seeing the bloom.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      I agree Joanna! Oh no, I do things like that all the time. It’s the worst when you pull something AND THEN realize it wasn’t indeed a weed ๐Ÿ™ I would love to live in a climate where I could grow them outside. Maybe one day ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wehaf
    December 8, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I love amaryllis flowers, but have never had any luck getting mine to bloom after the first year. I keep trying, though!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      It can take some work! Don’t give up, it’s worth it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tania S.
    December 8, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Beautiful Amaryllis. I can remember my parents having the Spartacus Amaryllis growing at our house when I was a little girl.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks Tania! Spartacus is a beautiful variety ๐Ÿ™‚

  • meghan
    December 8, 2016 at 11:27 am

    The apple blossom!

  • Kristin
    December 8, 2016 at 11:27 am

    These are some of my very favorite flowers. I love the candy cane amaryllis’. I also love having them around the holidays. Just beautiful and a wonderful gift idea. I love gifts that are sustainable and not just something people throw away.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      Me too Kristin! It is quite a beautiful flower. I completely agree. It’s nice having something that can last forever too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Char
    December 8, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    I followed on your social media accounts! Thank you. I love lilies so much. You are awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Thanks Char! Good luck in the giveaway!

  • Taylor Mobley
    December 8, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Flowers are so beautiful. I am a terrible gardener. I literally kill everything I try to grow. WHOOPS! Maybe this will help. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      These are so easy to grow and beautiful once they bloom! Don’t give up Taylor ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Darlene Carbajal
    December 8, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    These will look so pretty in my yard! I love them!

  • Natalie
    December 8, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I love amaryllis! I love to watch them grow!!

  • Annemarie LeBlanc
    December 8, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    The Red Lion and Minerva variety of Amaryllis is my favorite! I love the rich red color! I will get some bulbs to plant and hopefully, if I follow your tips, I’m going to get to see these pretty flowers soon.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 8:53 pm

      Oh, that one is a beauty! Good luck with your growing Annemarie ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Stephanie LaPlante
    December 8, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Oh my goodness, these are so beautiful.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 8:53 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! They are so pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rhonda W G.
    December 8, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    These flowers are so lovely…especially in the clear vases !

  • Claudia Blanton
    December 8, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    those last 70 years? Wow, that is a long time for any plant. What a beautiful flower it is to boot. I have to keep that in mind for future gifts. Thank you!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 8:55 pm

      Yes, they can with proper care Claudia!

  • milly
    December 8, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I love gardening and these are beautiful

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      They are such a gorgeous flower to grow!

  • Cairine
    December 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    I don’t really have a favourite. I’ve had several ones, red, pink, white and a greenish one. I have only been able to have one rebloom. They are a dramatic flower and I like growing them.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      It’s always fun to grow a different kind ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll have to give growing a greenish one a try.

  • Staci @ A Chick And Her Garden
    December 8, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing on the Homesteader Hop! I will be entering and checking out Longfield Gardens a bit more!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Staci!

  • Tainan Lu
    December 8, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    They are so beautiful.

  • CourtneyLynne
    December 8, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Omg what a pretty gift to give!!! I never thought of giving flowers before!!! This is something my mom would love!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      This would make the perfect gift for any mom ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mary Warner
    December 8, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Lovely shade of flower.

  • DebP
    December 9, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Beautiful. I love flowers.

  • Denae Boucher
    December 9, 2016 at 12:35 am

    I’m not much of a gardener but my mom is and I’d love to give this to her.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Denae!

  • Tracy
    December 9, 2016 at 2:37 am

    It would be lovely to have a plant bloom during the dreary winter months.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      It makes the winter months go by that much faster ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Carol
    December 9, 2016 at 8:02 am

    I live in Florida and my amaryllis are in my yard and won’t bloom until spring. I really need to do a bulb in the house this winter – I love them.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      Yes! You are lucky you have them growing in your yard Carol ๐Ÿ™‚ That must be absolutely lovely.

  • Heather
    December 9, 2016 at 11:39 am

    These are such a beautiful flower! Even my non-green thumb maybe be able to grow them with your instructions. And the kids would love to have a flower box!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      You definitely can! Good luck in the giveaway Heather!

  • Roxanne
    December 9, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Such a beautiful post! I love amaryllis at Christmas time, or anytime. I do not have a green thumb so I am always too nervous to try, but this kit makes it look so easy!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      Me too Roxanne! It really is easy, if you give it a try you will love it!

  • Dawn McAlexander
    December 10, 2016 at 5:39 am

    That is a really pretty flower. I especially love that really cute box that you are using as a planter. Very nice!

  • Karren Haller
    December 10, 2016 at 8:50 am

    They are always facinating to watch the amaryllis to grow in winter

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      I completely agree Karen ๐Ÿ™‚

  • harmony
    December 10, 2016 at 10:21 am

    was given one years ago. It got leaves and started a bud many times but never bloomed. I could never figure out why everything died off without blooming. Then after awhile it would start growing again but never bloom. Finally last spring it started growing again, got a bud and continued to grow. It finally bloomed!…in the summer…while I was away on vacation! So I missed it! My daughter took pictures for me….. it is still growing… it has 5 leaves.. the most it has ever had… hoping it will bloom again….. I would love to win one of those georgeous apple blossom ones.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Sorry to hear that Harmony. It’s always a bummer when plants don’t bloom. I’m happy it finally bloomed! It never fails right? I’m so glad you daughter got a picture for you. Sounds like it will definitely bloom again. Good luck in the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rhiann
    December 10, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    I completely agree- flowers/plants make for great gifts this time of year. I love looking at different types of flowers, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge on how to care for these types. My favourite would have to be the apple blossom amaryllis

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      Yes, totally Rhiann! It’s such a beautiful variety ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sharon
    December 10, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    I just planted one indoors, waiting on its beauty!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      That’s great Sharon! I bet it will be gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Brittany
    December 10, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    I have never been very lucky with plants. I swear I manage to kill them all. Even the super sturdy plants I manage to kill. Hopefully this will help!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      If you give an amaryllis a try, it’s totally worth it! They are just so gorgeous when they bloom ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Suzanne Spiegoski
    December 10, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I love amaryllises – they’re so beautiful. I wish I knew what each color of these flowers meant as every flower has meaning in them.

  • Margaret H
    December 10, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Love to try to grow one of these they are lovely

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      They are a lot of fun to grow ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kristin Aquariann
    December 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I’m terrible at caring for plants, but I’d certainly try if I got these as a gift! Beautiful flowers. I featured Minerva for Flower Friday.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      Thank you so much for the feature Kristin! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dale Steele Nicolov
    December 10, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Wow, they are so beautiful! If I win I would give this to my sister. She has a green thumb and deserves this beautiful gift!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      That’s so sweet of you! I bet she’d love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wendy Caddy
    December 10, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    So beautiful! I’d love to try to grow these.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Wendy!

  • Barrie Templeton
    December 10, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    I can almost smell the amaryllis growing in our living room! What a great thing to help get through winter.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      It really is nice to see them blooming during the coldest months!

  • shannon fowler
    December 10, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    This are gorgeous. We just moved to the first place where I can actually have a garden. These would be amazing.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Shannon!

  • Sahana
    December 10, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Looks so beautiful ! Thank you for linking with us at #HomeMattersParty . We would love to have you again next week.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      Thanks so much for hosting Sahana!

  • HilLesha
    December 11, 2016 at 12:19 am

    I love flowers, especially apple blossom amaryllis. I agree that a kit like this would make the perfect gift during the holiday season!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Wishing you luck in the giveaway!

  • Christina Aliperti
    December 11, 2016 at 1:34 am

    These are such beautiful flowers! I did’t realize there were so many varieties. This would make a great gift idea.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Wishing you luck in the giveaway Christina!

  • Alexandru Rusu
    December 11, 2016 at 5:28 am

    I love this flowers because is beautiful.My girlfriend and my love this.Thank you !

  • Nancy Gammon
    December 11, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    What a beautiful way to bring spring feeling into my home with amaryllis bulbs in the cold winter months. These bulbs would be a wonderful gift to win

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      It’s so lovely to watch them bloom in the colder months! Good luck Nancy!

  • Liberty
    December 11, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Quite educational for me. They look beautiful. Being my sister is not going to have a speedy recovery from surgery I would give it to her.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Wishing you luck in the giveaway Liberty!

  • Marlene V
    December 11, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win

  • Melanie Borhi
    December 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Ive planted one of these flower species before and there beautiful when they bloom.

  • Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    December 11, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    I havent grown these before but would love to ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Brenda!

  • Piroska
    December 11, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    They are absolutely gorgeous! I have grown them a couple of times, years ago. Well worth the wait!

  • Audrey Stewart
    December 11, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    I just bought my first one a couple of weeks ago. I hope it does well. They are so pretty.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      It will certainly bloom into a beauty! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Judy Adams
    December 11, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    I bought my bulb about a month ago but haven’t potted it yet. I understand that the bulb is not to be completed covered.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      Yes Judy! That way it doesn’t get moldy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Calvin F.
    December 11, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Would love this, my mom loves plants.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Calvin!

  • Christine Buccelli
    December 12, 2016 at 2:40 am

    This is my 1st year gardening, saving seeds, planting bulbs, etc. Since I started, I cannot stop! I love plants and flowers!! I was so excited to read about Amaryllis’s, and that they are geown indoors over winter!! Si, I bought 2 Amaryllis bulbs and planted them the 1st week of November. One of them is about 2 ft tall and the other is about 1.5 ft tall. I cannot wait to see how they look when they flower!! I would love to win another one! Especially from Longfields! I have already purchased from them!! Thanks!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Isn’t it nice to do all of that? I just love it! I’m glad to hear you have some Amaryllis blooms to look forward to. Good luck in the giveaway!

  • Candice
    December 12, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    This is gorgeous! I would love to have one.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Candice!

  • Lindsey Paris
    December 12, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    This is totally neat! I never really thought about growing a plant or anything like that as a gift.

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:57 pm

      It makes such a wonderful present ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Adarsh Verma
    December 13, 2016 at 2:05 am

    I like flowers

  • Christine Buccelli
    December 13, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Such beautiful flowers!!

  • Christine Bryski
    December 13, 2016 at 2:32 am

    So happy this was forwarded to me! I hope to win!! Great article!!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway Christine!

  • Megan mccojg
    December 13, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I love house plants. I love the colour of these, they’re perfect for the holidays! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      They are a great holiday flower ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Allison at Brainy Business Babe
    December 13, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    There’s nothing like a blooming amaryllis for the holidays! I had no idea they were so easy to grow!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      They are super easy and super gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Super Mom - No Cape!
    December 13, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    I’ve never tried to grow amaryllis before but I’d love to try. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      Good luck in the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Enricoh Naidu
    December 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Se manifique! Loved the photo journal and descriptions.
    belรญssima fotografia.
    I would love to grow amaryllis for my girl, they are beautiful

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      Thank you! Wishing you luck in the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Robyn Bellefleur
    December 14, 2016 at 7:54 am

    What a wonderful way to bring some color and brightness to a house during the winter.

  • Accontests6
    December 14, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Love this post. Thank you!

  • Christine Buccelli
    December 14, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Amaryllis’s are beautiful indoors over winter!!

  • Ana Ojha
    December 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    These will be my perfect gift for winters! Amaryllis looks so beautiful and give the warmth of the season!

    • Thefreckledrose
      December 15, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      They really are the perfect gift!

  • Via Bella
    December 14, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I love this because I didn’t know more than half of this!
    Thank you! I will be sharing even with my scouts!
    ~ http://viabella-thebeautifullife.blogspot.com/

  • Jane
    December 14, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    These bulbs are so beautiful and lovely to enjoy when it’s -30 degrees outside!

  • crystal porter
    December 14, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Such a beautiful flower, I only just started incorporating flowers into my landscaping. It was all veggies and fruit bushes before, now I’m beautifying.

  • Christine Buccelli
    December 14, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    What a great article! They all are pretty great!

  • Karren Haller
    December 16, 2016 at 9:08 am

    I am so excited about the win, how awesome! I have not grown an amaryllis forever.
    Thank you!
    Karren H

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