Amaryllis 'Royal Velvet'

Amaryllis 'Royal Velvet' is the loveliest dark red, in a different class to the standard high street scarlet. More
1 bulb 220021-1 £10.95 In stock
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3 bulbs 220021-3 £31.95 In stock
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
Gift Set, 1 bulb and zinc pot, in a hessian sack 220032-POT £19.95 In stock
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When in stock, bulb gift sets are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy month of October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed. Bulb gift sets come with a small greetings card that can be personalised with your message; please make sure to add your gift message in the correct box at the checkout. If you wish to send the bulbs directly to the recipient, please give their address as the Delivery Address when you place your order.
Gift Set: 1 bulb with a terracotta pot 220032-TPOT £32.95 In stock
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When in stock, bulb gift sets are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy month of October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed. Bulb gift sets come with a small greetings card that can be personalised with your message; please make sure to add your gift message in the correct box at the checkout. If you wish to send the bulbs directly to the recipient, please give their address as the Delivery Address when you place your order.
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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 on their own or as a Gift Set, with a terracotta or zinc pot to plant them in. The Gift Sets are sent out in a Sarah Raven hessian sack, tied with ribbon, accompanied by a gift card.

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

For more info on bulb sizes, click here.

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
Advice
How to grow amaryllis (indoors)

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

How to make a velvet amaryllis vase arrangement

Nothing could be easier for a classy Christmas table. Arrange Amaryllis with rosemary and a few branches from the garden, and add some baubles, silver...

Amaryllis flowers for the Christmas table

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

Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

Indoor Bulb Gift Set Delivery - When in stock, bulb gift sets are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy month of October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed. Bulb gift sets come with a small greetings card that can be personalised with your message; please make sure to add your gift message in the correct box at the checkout. If you wish to send the bulbs directly to the recipient, please give their address as the Delivery Address when you place your order.

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

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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.