A couple weeks ago, I purchased a large Amarylis bulb at Cayuga Landscape in Ithaca, NY. It was pricier than those at the large box stores and I wondered what the difference would be. Well, to my delight, the larger bulb was much more productive than the cheaper alternatives! Two firm spikes rose from the bulb, with 5 flowers on the first one. The second stalk is a bit behind, but I am sure it will also have several blooms. This is a spectacular flower and unique in coloration. I took several photos in the house with limited lighting, but the results are pleasant.
Several of the images below have been altered by some of the artistic filters of Photoshop. I find the alterations interesting and fun to do.
Hope you enjoy this winter floral display.