When I ordered these amaryllis bulbs, I was quite comprehensive. Due to the fact I have ordered from other places and the bulbs came to me in a rotten stage with no guarantee on them. However these bulbs came in packaged well, no rot to them. And the size of the bulbs were about the size of a baseball and were already poking their flower leaves out. I ordered quite a few and can't wait to see the outcome. It will be great to have some color in our home, while the snow and cold is outside in our Utah weather. Also, when you order the kits, they come with the container, soil packet and he bulb. All you have to do is add the water, plant the bulb and watch the beauty.