I might like the white Hippeastrums more than the red or pink ones. If nothing else, their enthusiasm for life seems to be a little stronger. Case in point, this crazy bloom, months after Christmas:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Hippeastrum rebloom

As with most bulbs, after an Amaryllis flower is spent, you’re supposed to let the green stem and leaves die back naturally, before you snip them off and store the bulb.

For me, that usually means that I stash the bulbs on a shelf in the spare bedroom, where they wither until they get moved to the basement.

Except this silly flower didn’t wither, it produced a new bloom while I wasn’t looking.

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Hippeastrum rebloom

Not a perfect bloom, as the poor thing didn’t have any water, but still pretty.

It was not the only white Hippeastrum to be a show-off.

Remember the other bulb (also from my favorite cousin Bill) that wowed me with two stems of flowers? Here’s how it looked weeks ago:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Hippeastrum rebloom

Well when those blooms were dying back, the durn fool bulb sent up another stalk that produced this beauty:

Good To Grow, Liza's photos, Hippeastrum rebloom

Swoon!

He apparently has no idea he’s supposed to be hanging out in the basement by now.

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