Botany: amaryllis

Self-tutoring about plants and flowers: the tutor mentions an encounter with amaryllis.

In early June, exploring a campus, I arrived at a crossroads for its various paths. There, in a raised box, bloomed an arresting red flower. Internet research suggests to me the flower must be an amaryllis. Its bloom could have been 10 inches across. It looked tropical – beautiful, but surprising to see here.

A week ago, at the same spot, I saw the bloom again. I was plunged into reminiscence of meeting it a month earlier, but then suspected it wasn’t the same bloom, but instead one planted in the same spot, later.

My reading suggests the feasibility of such a premise: amaryllis is reputed to be easy to bring to flower any time, if conditions are proper. Perhaps here, amaryllis would need fresh planting each year, in warm spring conditions.

Source:

proflowers.com

landscapeontario.com

hunker.com

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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