Give an Amaryllis – The Perfect Christmas Gift

By Andy McIndoe

What could be nicer than receiving a gift that grows? One that starts as a large bulb packed with promise, and then explodes into a colourful display of exotic blooms in just six to eight weeks.  When the sparkle and colour of Christmas fades, and spring still seems distant, fabulous flowers can be happening on your windowsill.

The gift boxed amaryllis has become one of our most popular Christmas gifts in recent years. However, that colourful box often promises more than it contains. Granted the bulbs will bloom, usually very well. However, they will not deliver the same display as a giant 28cm+ bulb which is guaranteed to produce two of more fabulous flower stems each carrying three or four huge flowers.

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My Garden school and Direct Bulbs have teamed up to offer you these truly superb 28cm+, giant bulbs.  If you order now – by 18th December - Direct Bulbs will send you, or whoever you wish to give to, the bulb or bulbs of your choice – post free in time for Christmas. There are three fabulous varieties to choose from:

‘Red Lion’ – A superb, reliable variety with broad, reflexed petals of deep Santa’s coat scarlet.

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Ambience’ An elegant creature with pointed creamy-white petals streaked with deep red.

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‘Christmas Gift’ Huge, pure white blooms of great refinement. 


You’ll find we refer to them as “Hippeastrum”. This is the correct botanical name for these tropical beauties. They used to be amaryllis, to which they remain closely related. However, as the term “amaryllis” has practically become a common name let’s stick with it.

How to order

Click Here To Order  

To take advantage of this offer simply choose your amaryllis and add to your basket. When you have finished shopping, simply click on Your Basket in the top right hand corner of the page and click on View Cart.

Then check your order and under the “What would you like to do next” heading click on “Use Coupon Code” and put in code MGSFREE where it states “Enter your coupon here”. Then click “Apply Coupon” and your carriage will be deducted from your order value.

Sorry – this offer is only available to UK and Ireland customers in time for Christmas.

Remember a supersized amaryllis bulb is not just for Christmas. Each bulb comes with full growing instructions to keep your amaryllis blooming year after year.  It’s much better value than a poinsettia or a bunch of flowers and will give and gardener or flower lover so much pleasure.

Hippeastrum Christmas!

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Andy McIndoe

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