Amaryllis are enduringly popular bulbs for growing indoors during the winter. Also known as Hippeastrum, they are loved for their incredible flowers in a vast range of colours. They are easy and fun to grow, giving you huge, exotic flowers during the darkest time of the year.
This attractive basket is made from natural woven willow, and is just the right size for growing the spectacular Amaryllis ‘Red Lion’. There is something fascinating about watching these bulbs grow and you’ll find yourself constantly checking for the first signs of growth, followed by the excitement of seeing the flower stems beginning to appear.
‘Red Lion’ has the most flamboyant scarlet trumpet-shaped flowers with a rich, velvety texture. It’s no surprise that this is one of the most popular Amaryllis. Each bulb will usually grow 2 or 3 flower stems, with up to 5 flowers on each, so it’ll look breathtaking in full flower and is so highly regarded that the RHS has award it the coveted Award of Garden Merit.
An ideal gift, especially around Christmas ‘Red Lion’ will brighten up anyone’s home beautifully, or keep it for yourself. Everything you need is in the basket, including compost and a large bulb. All you have to do is plant it around 8 weeks before you’d like it to flower, with the top third of the bulb above the compost, always keeping it moist. Your Amaryllis will grow up to 60 cm (2 ft) tall.
Supplied as a willow basket 13 cm (5 in) in diameter and 15 cm (6 in) tall, with full instructions including:
1 x Amaryllis ‘Red Lion’, size 26/28
1 x Compost
Harmful if eaten
Keep your Amaryllis for the next year!