Amaryllis flowers are useful in the fall for blossom forcing during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, a period when few flowers are available to decorate and enjoy for parties and celebrations. Amaryllis bulbs will flower in many colors to include, red, white, pink, striped and even yellow. The blossom can grow to dinner-plate size with 6 petals, 12 or even 18 rose-like flowers. Many amaryllis flowers can form on each stalk and mature amaryllis bulbs can form 4 stems during one season.
Tulip blooms last several weeks if picked at the right flowering stage and at very cool temperatures. Many floral tulips and imported and flown in by U.S. florists to sell to customers. In the field or in yards most tulips last well, but are greatly affected by temperatures. The tulip flower prefers cool weather. Tulips are historically cup shaped, but some new hybrids vary greatly in form, petal number, and bloom in practically every color, even black flowers.
Daffodils have been hybridized by Dutch bulbsmen who created many flower forms that are unseen in the historic old time daffodil bulb blooms. Yellow daffodils are the most popular daffodil bulbs followed by the white and orange. A newcomer pink color daffodil is especially charming when grown as a containerized plant. The sweet fragrance of daffodils is distinctive, especially as the afternoon sun rays warm the golden petals and slight breezes waft the delicious aroma toward daffodil worshipers.