I love amaryllis. When that bloom stalk first start to grow. Oh how excited I get. I will check on it twice a day in anticipation. They take a few days and then they look like the picture. Ready to burst. These are new this year, and it is always a thrill to see if they are true to the color they were supposed to be. These two are supposed to be red and white. I also got a pink one this year. OK I will buy a pink one every year in hopes that one will actually come up as pink. They are usually red, though I have had a mostly white one as well. Another surprise about the mystery amaryllis bulbs is the flower stalk. I have some tall ones some medium ones, and I also have some that are pretty much blooming on the ground. These seem to be medium-tall. Can't wait for them to open!!!!