Amaryllis and Paperwhites

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Big, colorful blooms of the amaryllis flower are hard to resist this time of year and Fort Collins Nursery has many varieties of these easy to grow bulbs in stock. For an intense red color try Black Pearl featuring stunning, velvety dark maroon flowers or Red Lion with huge, bright red blossoms that are the standard for traditional red colored amaryllis. For a crisp, pure white flower try the fragrant double white bloomer Jewel or the Christmas Gift amaryllis with huge, snow white flowers and pale green throats.  Looking for a nice mixed color flower? We have Apple Blossom featuring spectacular flowers in white with pink pastel and Minerva featuring bright red petals accented by a white star and a kiwi green throat. The appropriately named Half & Half amaryllis features veined red upper petals with the lower petals a soft green blending to white.

Are fragrant paperwhites your favorite holiday centerpiece? We have several Narcissi varieties waiting to bloom including the popular Ziva and Chinese Sacred Lily, bearing fragrant blooms with golden yellow cups. For more sensitive noses, the nearly scentless Inbal variety is a beautiful pure white and only lightly scented.

Don’t forget a bulb planter, vase, or pebbles to complete the look. We also offer pre-packaged kits, the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

Originally published on October 27, 2011.  Updated on November 1, 2018

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