An amaryllis I can live with



Aren't you tired of those big fat overbred varieties of amaryllis? Thanks to the hybridizers, not only are they starting to look more and more vegetal instead of floral, with their thick oversized flowers, the plants have the bad habit of  tipping over and crashing to ground—pot and all—as soon as they come into bloom.

But this white Trumpet Amaryllis 'Amputo' from Van Engelen has ridged, paper-thin petals with delicate wavy edges. It's also slightly fragrant which is a trait I haven't experienced in an amaryllis since I was a kid. Put it on your list for next year?

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