This particular hybrid has a shorter stem and required no staking.
Added to 'Nymph' are 2 orchids I bought today.
I moved out 'Benfica' until the secondary bloom opens.
Next year I think we'll have all pale Amaryllis.
'Appleblossom' in 2011 was fragrant.
Bringing Hippeastrums to bloom mid-winter is not difficult: Pot, water, wait, water again when the bud appears. Larger bulbs will usually have a secondary spike after the first one.
There are many choices in colors from white through darkest red including orange shades. I think these were from 2009. Species bulbs offer even more choices.