Dark red variety flowers.
Commonly called Amaryllis. Plant the bulb half in and half out of the soil. The best soil being one part well-rotted manure, one part sand and two parts leaf mould.
Feed with liquid fertiliser except when in flower. After flowering the plant should be fed every ten days. Cut the foliage in October or November and leave dormant until the begin to grow.
Bulb size 28/30cm.