thanks that was the plant I was talking about. I guess I was too dumb to think about people having posted in plant files. I don't know whether I was having a blonde moment ( I wish ) or a senior moment( more likely). Found the imformation I needed there.
I bought a few of these bulbs from a local nursery. I planted them about 14 days ago. I noticed 3 days ago what I thought was a leaf stem coming up from the ground. Tonight when I was inspecting the daylily bed after I work I was amazed to see that it's already blooming. Wow! That was fast. Needless to say I heading back there this weekend to buy up the rest of the bulbs.
Cindy--I do have them now. They made it thru a very wet winter great. Seem to like the same care as rain lilies; and are blooming at multiple times (early spring and again now). They seem to also respond to rain and are great seeders and offsetters too.
I recently planted four in a big pot for summer. I saw one last summer in bloom (Boojum's house?) and was totally taken with it. I will post pictures when it blooms. I love one of it's common names, The Jacobean Lily. Patti
Quoting: formosissima - This native to Mexico, sometimes offered as Amaryllis formosissima, is reminiscent of a large (5") red, velvet orchid atop a 12"-18" stem. The petals of the flower are in 2 groups - the upper 3 stand up, curving back at the tips, while the lower 3 are pendent, rolling up like a tube at the base, encircling the stamens. This pest resistant bulb sports similar foliage to that of its family member, the daffodil and makes a great hot-colored container plant with many other summer bloomers. Full sun and well-drained soil are recommended. 16 cm bulbs; 4-5 per sq. ft.; zones 8-10.
I got this very Amaryllis as a Christmas gift and it bloomed like crazy. Mine had several blooms. Such a pretty plant. I plan to put mine in the garden outside with my other Amaryllis'.
I had never seen this particular Amaryllis until I received it as a gift from my best friend.