The bulbs were packaged well and all arrived in perfect condition.
They're a mix of pink and white cultivars of Amaryllis belladonna, popularly known as naked ladies because the blooms arrive on tall stalks after all the foliage dies back. They didn't like Tammy's Virginia climate but they're well-suited to mine in Southern California as they survive on winter rain and like warm, dry summers.
I had some of the pink variety in my former garden and they did well, returning year after year with little attention. I've never seen the white form (which you can view a picture of here).
The bulbs have been planted in my backyard border, where they'll get the sun and the drainage they need. I've placed them where their bare bottoms will be covered behind other plants.
|The bulbs have been spread out behind and around the 3 Phormium 'Dark Delight' and between the Cuphea 'Starfire Pink' and the Stipa tenuissima to the right of the Phormium|
It remains to be seen as to whether they'll bloom this year. According to my local garden guide, they can sulk when planted at this time of year. However, I have no doubt they'll show their pretty faces eventually.
My thanks again to Tammy for brightening my day!
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