The shortest amaryllis

The tag said the height would be 12 to 20 inches, but it topped out at six inches, at most. The pot was taller than the plant.

short amaryllis in a tall copper pot

And while the flowers’ petals didn’t quite unfold into perfect six-pointed stars, the blossoms were bright and cheerful in the middle of winter.

close-up of a flowering amaryllis minerva