This plant is a fall-flowering member of the Amaryllis family. It can always be depended on to bloom in late August and September. Its flowers are not as large as those of the hybrid Amaryllises, but they are richer in color and are produced in great profusion. The bulbs increase very rapidly. Remove none of them until the pot is crowded with them. Each bulb will send up a stalk bearing from three to six blossoms of a rich, shining vermilion. The effect is superb. This is a most admirable plant for the decoration of the veranda.
Give a soil of loam enriched with old cow-manure.
Keep in cellar over winter.