During the holiday season, amaryllis bulbs are readily available at a wide range of different prices. Here's how to decide which bulbs are the best value.
Flower bulbs contain stored food energy. When a bulb starts growing, it uses these reserves to fuel its growth and flower production.
Like most bulbs, amaryllis are graded by size -- which is measured in centimeters around the widest part of the bulb. For most amaryllis varieties, bulb sizes typically range from 26 to 36 cm. Larger bulbs have the energy that's needed to produce more stems and more flowers than smaller bulbs: