“Little Red”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Two days ago, I wrote about the big red amaryllis flowers that are populating the entry garden. They aren’t the only amaryllis in those beds that flank the front walkway. I also have a few small red flowering amaryllis that my sister gave me several years ago. While these flowers lean more toward an orange-red, I still like them because of their smaller flowers.
I think that their smaller size indicates that this is an older variety since the newer ones have much bigger flowers. My sister received the original bulbs from an elderly couple in her old neighborhood. I bet that couple never imagined that their amaryllis bulbs would travel so far from their home.
The amaryllis season is starting to wind down here. There are just two more for me to feature here from my garden, and one variety has not opened yet. Even though these little red amaryllis do not have the huge, showstopping blooms of the other ones I have shown you, I still like them and am glad they are in my garden.