We always grow an amaryllis during the Christmas season. We usually buy a "red" one, but almost always we get a light orange one. This year we got a red one named "Mammoth Red". It turn out being true to it's name and looked just like the photo. There were actually 2 blooming stalks and each stalk had 4 flowers (sorry I didn't get a photo of ours, but it really did look like the photo below). So I decided to try my luck at getting seeds. I looked at a couple of youtube videos, followed the directions, and viola! We have amaryllis sprouts!
It took 6 or 7 weeks for the seed pods to ripen, and they produced these black papery seeds.
After harvesting, the seeds were allowed to dry for 3 days and then planted. Another 3 weeks later (just like the youtube videos said), they have started sprouting. There were 7 baby amaryllis that I counted when I took this photo (can you find them all?). Now, I just have to wait 2 or 3 years to see the first blooms. This is a fun side-experiment, but not near as fun as rose breeding! So my advice to you, is consider planting amaryllis seeds, but I suspect that you will get more fun and quicker results planting rose seeds. Give it a try!