In a Vase on Monday: Charisma

Over the past few weeks I have been taking liberties and showcasing my lovely potted Amaryllis instead of cutting flowers for a vase, just so that I can join in the weekly meme that Cathy hosts at Rambling in the Garden.

I planted four Amaryllis/Hippeastrum bulbs in early December and all of them have been fabulous, blooming nicely one after the other and not simultaneously as is often the case. And each has produced two spikes, some still to flower. This week this lovely small pale red one is flowering. It has remained as straight as a rod so far, and with the relatively small flowers it will hopefully remain so.

Hippeastrum ‘Charisma’

So over the past few weeks I have shown you Red Pearl, Alfresco, Apple Blossom and now Charisma. I think Alfresco was my favourite. πŸ’•

Have a great week!

34 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Charisma

    • I usually write myself notes on my calendar to get Amaryllis bulbs, but nearly forgot them last autumn! They only take a minute to pot up too, so it really is worth the investment of a few pounds! πŸ™‚

  1. They’re all gorgeous, Cathy. I’m making a mental note to stock up on Hippeastrum bulbs next fall, while also holding onto the slim hope that, with all the rain we’ve gotten this winter, maybe the Hippeastrums I planted out in the garden will do me the favor of naturalizing – and blooming – after all this year.

    • I’ll keep my fingers crossed for your Hippeastrums Kris. The idea of them naturalizing is amazing for me and I imagine it must be some sight to see them all blooming in the ground!

  2. I usually buy one from PN each other but also bought several from Aldi as they were so cheap and as long as you buy them when they are fresh in the store they are healthy, otherwise they start shooting in the boxes. I kept mine chilled in the fridge and staggered the planting. Lidl usually do them too. For colour at this time of year they are so dependable, aren’t they? Thanks for sharing all yours, Cathy ps my Alfresco is head and shoulders above all the rest but still as straight as a ramrod!

    • Oh yes, I wouldn’t want to go without them in winter! Alfresco was the only one so far to start leaning… and I nearly cut it, but then just propped it up instead! The second bud is still to open. πŸ™‚

  3. Cathy your Amaryllis “charisma” I love has a lovely red color. You have a good hand with the amaryllis, you have been teaching us every Monday a beautiful collection. Have a very good week. Take care. Greetings from Margarita. πŸ™‚

  4. What gorgeous blooms, Cathy! I never think ahead to planting the bulbs in December and then we get into the doldrums of winter and I would so enjoy those gorgeous flowers! You were definitely rewarded with beauty!

    • I think winter would be rather dull here without an amaryllis or two. They have done so well this year and have kept me in flowers for several weeks already! And hopefully for a few more weeks to come – our temperatures are very slowly rising, but still no sign of spring bulbs outdoors.

  5. A most apt name Cathy. All of your amararyllis must have given you much pleasure in these cold months. I’ve just been enjoying a nameless white beauty from Lidl but it has gone over much too quickly 😦 It was on the kitchen windowsill which does get a fair bit of sun. Where do you keep your bulbs?

    • My white one also didn’t last as long as I would have liked but Apple Blossom just goes on and on. πŸ™‚ I have moved mine around a bit, but they have been mostly on a windowsill facing north-east. Lots of light but no sun.

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