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Amaryllis

Botanical name: Amaryllis

Amaryllis
Botanical name: Amaryllis
Amaryllis (Amaryllis)

Description

Amaryllis are flowering plants that have been used in cultivation since the 18th century. They have lily-shaped flowers but are only distantly related to the lily plant. Amaryllis comprise an important genus, as these plants have a symbiotic relationship with carpenter bees and are important to noctuid moths. Furthermore, they have long been associated with the meanings of pride, determination, and radiant beauty.

Species of Amaryllis

Amaryllis 'Samba'

Amaryllis 'Samba'

Amaryllis 'Samba' is an Amaryllis cultivar noted for its impressive rounded, bright red petals with white markings on the ruffled edges. The cultivar is also distinguished by the white star-shaped marking in the flower center and a contrasting apple-green throat. The flashy colors truly do make it look like a frilly samba dress.
Amaryllis Aphrodite

Amaryllis Aphrodite

Amaryllis Aphrodite's beauty is incomparable, boasting large white blooms dusted with blush pink edges. This Amaryllis Hybrid, well-known for its grace, is aptly named “Aphrodite” after the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Amaryllis Aphrodite is highly admired for its individualistic coloration and double-petalled physiology. It's not difficult to understand why this plant is highly admired by horticulturalists.
Amaryllis 'Evergreen'

Amaryllis 'Evergreen'

Amaryllis 'Evergreen' is an Amaryllis cultivar, noted for its exotic-looking, spider-like flowers with narrow, reflexed petals. The flowers come in a creamy white color, but are apple-green in the center and have exceptionally long stamens. This cultivar produces 2 stems per bulb, with each stem carrying 4-6 flowers.
Amaryllis 'Dancing Queen'

Amaryllis 'Dancing Queen'

Amaryllis 'Dancing Queen' are flowering plants that have been used in cultivation since the 18th century. They have lily-shaped flowers but are only distantly related to the lily plant. Amaryllis 'Dancing Queen' comprise an important genus, as these plants have a symbiotic relationship with carpenter bees and are important to noctuid moths. Furthermore, they have long been associated with the meanings of pride, determination, and radiant beauty.
Amaryllis 'Neon'

Amaryllis 'Neon'

Amaryllis 'Neon' are flowering plants that have been used in cultivation since the 18th century. They have lily-shaped flowers but are only distantly related to the lily plant. Amaryllis 'Neon' comprise an important genus, as these plants have a symbiotic relationship with carpenter bees and are important to noctuid moths. Furthermore, they have long been associated with the meanings of pride, determination, and radiant beauty.
Amaryllis 'Estella'

Amaryllis 'Estella'

The pink-purple flowers of the amaryllis 'Estella' are a distinguishing feature of this amaryllis variety. The flowers grow to about 13 cm across on stems that can reach up to 61 cm tall. The translation of the flower's name evokes the shape of the flower — a star. 
Amaryllis 'Double Record'

Amaryllis 'Double Record'

Amaryllis 'Double Record' are flowering plants that have been used in cultivation since the 18th century. They have lily-shaped flowers but are only distantly related to the lily plant. Amaryllis 'Double Record' comprise an important genus, as these plants have a symbiotic relationship with carpenter bees and are important to noctuid moths. Furthermore, they have long been associated with the meanings of pride, determination, and radiant beauty.
Amaryllis 'Royal Velvet'

Amaryllis 'Royal Velvet'

Amaryllis 'Royal Velvet' is an Amaryllis cultivar, selected for its burgundy-red flowers with a velvety texture, thus the name. Known as one of the Amaryllis cultivars with the largest flowers, it is a highly popular ornamental plant. This cultivar produces 2-3 stems with each stem carrying 4-6 flowers.
Amaryllis 'Apple Blossom'

Amaryllis 'Apple Blossom'

Amaryllis 'Apple Blossom' is an Amaryllis cultivar, selected to have flowers that resemble apple blooms, thus the cultivar name. The flowers of this cultivar are noted for their soft pink color and lime-green highlights. They appear in winter and do not flower simultaneously, so the blooming period lasts for several months.
Amaryllis 'Double King'

Amaryllis 'Double King'

Amaryllis 'Double King' is an Amaryllis cultivar, selected to offer rich, multiple layers of exceptionally large, bright red flowers. Some petals can develop small white markings. Each bulb of this cultivar has two stems, with three or more flowers on each of them.
Amaryllis 'Magic Green'

Amaryllis 'Magic Green'

Amaryllis 'Magic Green' is an Amaryllis cultivar that has beautiful, large, tropical-looking flowers that come in delicate shades of creamy yellow and pistachio green, adorned with feathered crimson markings. Each stem bears 4-5 flowers which can last for several months.
Amaryllis 'Hercules'

Amaryllis 'Hercules'

Amaryllis 'Hercules' shows off an appearance like no other, with a profusion of carmine-colored blossoms. It's an Amaryllis cultivar, although the exact genealogy of this plant is unclear. The cultivar name "Hercules," a well-known Greek hero, may have been chosen to complement the genus name "Amaryllis," which is a female name from Ancient Greece that means "sparkle."
Amaryllis 'Spotlight'

Amaryllis 'Spotlight'

Amaryllis 'Spotlight' is a gorgeous bulb that blooms with large, showy flowers in shades of white with red spots. Its stunning blooms have made it a popular choice for home gardeners and florists alike. Despite its beauty, all parts of the plant are toxic if ingested by pets or humans.
Amaryllis 'Bogota'

Amaryllis 'Bogota'

Known for its large trumpet-shaped bloom and vibrant colors, the amaryllis 'Bogota' is a popular choice for gardeners looking to add a splash of color. While toxic if ingested, these flowers are not invasive and can attract butterflies with their sweet nectar. Named after Bogota, the capital of Colombia where it was first cultivated.
Amaryllis 'Exotic Star'

Amaryllis 'Exotic Star'

The amaryllis 'Exotic Star' is thought to be an F1 hybrid between the Hippeastrum papilio and the Hippeastrum neopardinum, growing slightly larger than its parents. The meaning of its name is not known, but may be attributed to its five petals that form a star shape. Gardeners enjoy the amaryllis 'Exotic Star' because it is a low-maintenance tropical plant.
Amaryllis 'Benfica'

Amaryllis 'Benfica'

Amaryllis 'Benfica' are flowering plants that have been used in cultivation since the 18th century. They have lily-shaped flowers but are only distantly related to the lily plant. Amaryllis 'Benfica' comprise an important genus, as these plants have a symbiotic relationship with carpenter bees and are important to noctuid moths. Furthermore, they have long been associated with the meanings of pride, determination, and radiant beauty.
Amaryllis 'Quito'

Amaryllis 'Quito'

Amaryllis 'Quito' are flowering plants that have been used in cultivation since the 18th century. They have lily-shaped flowers but are only distantly related to the lily plant. Amaryllis 'Quito' comprise an important genus, as these plants have a symbiotic relationship with carpenter bees and are important to noctuid moths. Furthermore, they have long been associated with the meanings of pride, determination, and radiant beauty.
Amaryllis 'Gervase'

Amaryllis 'Gervase'

Amaryllis 'Gervase' is an outstanding Amaryllis cultivar, selected for its unusual coloration: the large, trumpet-shaped, creamy white blossoms are adorned with beautiful pink and red streaks. The cultivar is known to manifest slightly different flower coloration.
Amaryllis 'Jewel'

Amaryllis 'Jewel'

Amaryllis 'Jewel' is unique for its pure white color, interspersed with delicate veins of lime-green on each crepe-like petal. Cultivated from Amaryllis belladonna hybrids, the exact parentage is unknown. The name is a reference to its being a prized Amaryllis. Gardeners like amaryllis 'Jewel' as it is easy to grow. It is also loved for its long bloom time and scent.
Amaryllis 'Susan'

Amaryllis 'Susan'

Amaryllis 'Susan' are flowering plants that have been used in cultivation since the 18th century. They have lily-shaped flowers but are only distantly related to the lily plant. Amaryllis 'Susan' comprise an important genus, as these plants have a symbiotic relationship with carpenter bees and are important to noctuid moths. Furthermore, they have long been associated with the meanings of pride, determination, and radiant beauty.
Amaryllis 'Red Lion'

Amaryllis 'Red Lion'

Amaryllis 'Red Lion' is a popular Amaryllis cultivar, selected to have brilliant red velvety blooms that resemble tropical flowers. The bulb of this cultivar produces at least two stalks and each stalk carries a single flower and can reach slightly taller heights than many of it's close relatives as well.
Hippeastrum 'Clown'

Hippeastrum 'Clown'

A single look at the flowers of this Amaryllis will make clear why it is named hippeastrum 'Clown'. It has a striking white-and-red striped petal pattern that differs wildly from its single-colored parent. This cultivar is so striking that it was given the Award Of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Amaryllis 'Blossom Peacock'

Amaryllis 'Blossom Peacock'

Amaryllis 'Blossom Peacock' is a slightly fragrant and extremely decorative Amaryllis cultivar, noted for its large, fully double white flowers, adorned with delicate pinkish streaks along the petal edges. This cultivar produces 2-3 stems per bulb, with each stem carrying 5-6 impressive flowers.
Amaryllis 'Orange Souvereign'

Amaryllis 'Orange Souvereign'

Amaryllis 'Orange Souvereign' is an award-winning cultivar, selected for its large and exquisite orange flowers adorned with subtle veins. This amaryllis cultivar produces 2-3 stems per bulb, with each stem bearing 4-6 flowers. It is regarded by gardeners as one of the most reliable Amaryllis cultivars.
Amaryllis 'Rilona'

Amaryllis 'Rilona'

Amaryllis 'Rilona' are flowering plants that have been used in cultivation since the 18th century. They have lily-shaped flowers but are only distantly related to the lily plant. Amaryllis 'Rilona' comprise an important genus, as these plants have a symbiotic relationship with carpenter bees and are important to noctuid moths. Furthermore, they have long been associated with the meanings of pride, determination, and radiant beauty.
Amaryllis 'Double Dream'

Amaryllis 'Double Dream'

Amaryllis 'Double Dream' are flowering plants that have been used in cultivation since the 18th century. They have lily-shaped flowers but are only distantly related to the lily plant. Amaryllis 'Double Dream' comprise an important genus, as these plants have a symbiotic relationship with carpenter bees and are important to noctuid moths. Furthermore, they have long been associated with the meanings of pride, determination, and radiant beauty.
Amaryllis 'Matterhorn'

Amaryllis 'Matterhorn'

Amaryllis 'Matterhorn' is a stunning bulb plant that produces large, pure white flowers with intricate green markings. It's a popular choice for cut flowers, and can also be enjoyed as a potted plant. The plant blooms in late winter, adding a touch of elegance to any space. Its name comes from the Matterhorn mountain in the Alps, which resembles the shape of the flower bud.
Amaryllis 'Athene'

Amaryllis 'Athene'

Amaryllis 'Athene' is a showstopper with its pristine white petals and green throat. Native to South America, this perennial bulb plant blooms in late winter to early spring, adding a touch of elegance to any indoor space. It can reach up to 24 inches tall and requires bright, indirect sunlight and well-draining soil. Amaryllis 'Athene' is popular as a holiday gift and symbolizes beauty, purity, and hope.
Belladonna lily

Belladonna lily

The belladonna lily is also known by the more risqué name "naked lady flower" due to the naked appearance of the long leafless stalk that leads up to the cluster of flowers. The belladonna lily is known to be a very temperamental plant, and making it thrive often seems to be a matter of luck.

Amaryllis 'Charisma'

Amaryllis 'Charisma' is a beautiful and unique cultivar of Amaryllis, distinguished by its wide 20 cm flowers, each of which is partially white and adorned with bold red veins and red ribbon along the edges. The lower petals are whiter than the upper petals. The bulb of this cultivar produces at least 2 stems with each stem carrying 3 to 4 flowers.
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