I won this bulb in a contest that Longfield Gardens had on Facebook in December. Entering the contest required no effort on my part other than adding my name to the list of hopeful gardeners. They did not require that I blog about it or show a picture.
The bulb required no effort on my part other than a pot that would hold a fat bulb, some soil and water.
I forgot to mention that the blooms measure more than 7" across. Many people like to have Amaryllis for Christmas bloom. I enjoy having Amaryllis coming into bloom all through the worst of winter when huge colorful blossoms bring a bright spot of joy during dreary weather.