Amaryllis 'Royal Velvet'

Amaryllis 'Royal Velvet' is the loveliest dark red, in a different class to the standard high street scarlet. More
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Amaryllis 'Royal Velvet' is the loveliest dark red, in a different class to the standard high street scarlet.

These top-size, glamorous and unusual Amaryllis are easy to grow and look magnificent. They keep flowering indoors for more than a month and come back stronger year after year, making an excellent, long-lasting present.

Buy bulbs on their own or with a terracotta pot to plant them in.

This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the checkout process. To add a gift message to your order, simply fill out the details at the delivery stage of the checkout.

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Genus Amaryllis
Variety Royal Velvet
Type Tender Perennial Bulb
Common Name Hippeastrum
Border Position Indoor
Bulb Size 30/32

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Soil Type Fertile
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 50cm (20in)
Spacing Plant with the bulb two thirds in, one third out of the soil. Or place in an amaryllis forcer with the roots in water.
Care Tips Amaryllis are a tender bulb from Brazil and so need to be grown inside - frost free - when it's cold, but once the frosts are over and the nights are no longer cold, they can be moved outside until the end of summer. Think of them as a tender garden - not a house-plant and treat them much as you would a precious pot of freesia or non hardy agapanthus. Grow inside in a bright, warm, sunny place - ideally 20 degrees. Free from draughts of an open window.
Flowering 2 months after planting
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
How to grow amaryllis (indoors)

Create a beautiful Christmas gift by growing your Amaryllis indoors in pots – perfect for brightening up any winter home.

Creating beautiful summer flower containers

Sarah discusses her favourite varieties to grow together for colourful containers throughout the summer months.

How to make a velvet amaryllis vase arrangement

Arrange Amaryllis with rosemary and a few branches from the garden, and add some baubles, silver alliums, ferns and candles for a classy Christmas...

Amaryllis flowers for the Christmas table

Create beautiful arrangements from your amaryllis flowers with this easy to follow guide.


Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow 3-4 working days for despatch.

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Amaryllis 'Royal Velvet' reviews

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Reviewed 15th January 2020 by Lorna

lovely item, looking forward to seeing flowers

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Reviewed 15th January 2020 by Alison

The bulb was large and healthy, and has sent out a strong stem. It hasn't flowered yet, but looks great.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Kathy

Stunning! I had 2 flowerings from this bulb.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Mrs Mates

All great except narcissi where two bulbs completely and the other performed badly

Otherwise all exemplary

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Reviewed 16th January 2019 by Jane

Bulb is growing strongly although the presentation pot was poorly made and no moss mulch as expected.

The most gorgeous flower size and colour

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Reviewed 5th May 2017 by Anu Bhatt

The best of the 13 amaryllis bulbs I grew this spring. Along with amaryllis charisma, this has to be my favourite. Easy to grow as long as one doesn't overwater, and I'm hoping to keep the bulbs for next Christmas time too, with a good feed and rest before then.

More beautiful blooms!

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Reviewed 13th June 2016 by Dido Blench

I've never before succeeded in keeping Amaryllis bulbs to flower the following year, but after last year's spectacular show I followed Sarah's instructions for how to look after the bulb after flowering, and this year have been rewarded with success, and yet more beautiful blooms. This Royal Velvet Amaryllis is truly incredible.

Simply incredible

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Reviewed 29th July 2015 by Dido Blench

This amaryllis flowered with no less than 6 beautiful blooms, which lasted for ages. When they finally died off I left the pot on the dining room window, and a few days later was astonished to find another flower shoot appearing - so we were able to enjoy yet more of these stunning blooms! It's a bit more expensive than some bulbs, but well worth the extra - and the colour is gorgeous.