Did you ever have a good look at the petals of the amaryllis? They look like beautiful silk velvet. In terms of colours, they come in bright red, white, purple, yellow, pink, salmon, orange and bicolour. There are usually four to six impressive flowers on the stem. We spoke with Edwin Vellekoop of Amaranthos Flowers Westland about what is so special about growing the amaryllis and why the amaryllis is a flower for almost every season.