Amaryllis formosissima, or Jacobean Lily, is a flower of great beauty. It is a tender bulb, but succeeds well when planted in May, in the open border, in a rich, sandy soil. The top of the bulb should hardly be covered with earth. The flowers are large and of a very deep red. The under petals hang down, the upper curl up, and the whole flower stands nodding on one side of the stalk, making a fine appearance. The bulb rarely produces more than two flowers, and more frequently but one, about one foot high, flowering in June or July. Upon the approach of freezing weather, the bulbs must be taken up, dried, and put away in dry sawdust, where they will be secure from frost.