Elegant Amaryllis

November 26, 2015
The elegant amaryllis comes in made shades like this popular salmon pink one.

The elegant amaryllis comes in made shades like this popular salmon pink one.

Hi, this is Little Truff speaking

My Mum, Chrissie, loves flowers – as you would have gathered by now!

From October on, you can guarantee that inside our house and out on the patio, there will be the most stunning lily of all – the amaryllis.

Originally from South Africa, it comes in many colours and doesn’t have a smell. The flowers are stunning as they come out in groups of four at the end of a long stem. This year Chrissie had a surprise one with SIX flowers in a group, not four!

She says anyone can grow them. All you need is a north facing site out of the wind which is free of the little black slug that eats their buds and stems.

A bit of fertilizer in early spring, enough water to freshen it up but not get soggy, and they virtually look after themselves.

My twelve year-old buddy, Leila, has this salmon pink one in her equally pink bedroom. It looks stunning – and so do the ruby red ones Chrissie has in the lounge. Gran Nelson like the white ones with purple stripes.

The amaryllis is available in many different colours – so you can take your pick!