Last year, the bulb I planted had no flowers. This one has three blossoms so far. A wonder to watch it open, it gets top-heavy and tips over so a stake and a tie help support the weight.
It's worth the wait.
A friend planted this bulb in a glass bowl and told me to water it with ice cubes, 4 or 5, a couple of times a week.
basic information about amaryllis bulbs because this glorious flower does all the work. No green thumb required.