Amaryllis are prized for their dinner plate sized, vivid flowers that bloom in abundance in spring and early summer. They are surely the most spectacular of all flowering bulbs. Also called Hippeastrum, they are very easy to grow –just feed regularly and lightly water. They grow from bulbs that spear through the air to around 60cm producing magnificent flowers within about 6 weeks. They can be grown in pots anywhere or outdoors in warmer areas.