Start planning for your spring garden with these beautiful amaryllis flower varieties
Choose amaryllis blooms in a wide variety of pretty colors and patterns
While amaryllis flowers are often forced into bloom during the holidays, they actually thrive as vibrant outdoor plants in the spring. It's easy to see their appeal throughout the year — they flaunt long-lasting, star-shaped flowers and double blossoms with strap-like leaves and tall stalks that can reach over a foot tall.
Amaryllis care is also easy. As outdoor plants, they thrive in sandy, well-draining soil inside containers, where they can push out around three to six flowers per cluster. Once the blooms fade, all you have to do is cut off the flowers and feed your plant with high-phosphorus fertilizer.