Botanical name: Hippeastrum
Botanical name: Hippeastrum
Species of Amaryllis
The amaryllis 'Picotee' has large, tropical-looking flowers with lush, snowy petals outlined in a dark red. "Picotee" describes this type of bicolor outline. These hybrids from Central and South America are delicately glamorous, and since the flowers do not bloom all at once, the flowering period can last for many weeks.
Mexican lily (Hippeastrum reginae) is a plant species native to Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil. Historically, mexican lily has been valued for its blossoms and has been the subject of still life paintings. This species was discovered by famous naturalist Carl Linnaeus in 1759.
In Brazil, the netted-veined amaryllis thrives in sandy soil. Its natural habitat includes the small canopy of the rainforest, and it self-fertilizes. Its name comes from the Latin word for "netted" due to the charming nature of its vented petals.
Barbados lily (Hippeastrum puniceum) is a perennial that grows from a bulb and will grow from 30 to 46 cm tall. A prolific bloomer, it blooms most months of the year with large, 15 to 30 cm long, orange flowers. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers slightly acidic soil. Goes dormant after blooming.
Amaryllis 'Apple Blossom'
Amaryllis 'Apple Blossom' is an Amaryllis cultivar, selected to boast large, funnel-shaped white flowers, gently flushed with pink and adorned with delicate pinkish dots and soft green throats. The flowers resemble an apple blossom, thus the cultivar name. It's considered one of the most popular Amaryllis cultivars with pink flowers.
Amaryllis 'Snow Queen'
A winter-blooming cultivar, the amaryllis 'Snow Queen' will bloom spikes with trumpet-shaped, white, double blooms with bright green throats that last a few weeks. Although its parentage is unknown, but the name Amaryllis 'Snow Queen' is derived from its habit of flowering in winter. A popular indoor cultivar, the amaryllis 'Snow Queen' is used for visual appeal, but it also provides light fragrance.
Amaryllis 'Royal Red'
Amaryllis 'Royal Red' are flowering plants that are widely sold during the winter months as ready-to-bloom bulbs. The bulbs are large and fleshy and produce tall, wide leaves that are typically evergreen. The large flowers feature vivid colors of red and purple, making them highly desirable during the winter.
Amaryllis 'Red Lion'
Amaryllis 'Red Lion' is an amaryllis cultivar of Dutch origin and one of the most popular winter blooms in the USA. It is renowned for its rich, voluminous red flowers reminiscent of a lion's mane, hence the name. Also, amaryllis 'Red Lion' is one of the most reliable cultivars when it comes to successful and regular blooming. It won the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 2012.
Amaryllis 'Evergreen' is a popular indoor plant known for its stunning, large, trumpet-shaped blooms that come in a range of colors, including white, pink, and red. It's easy to grow and can flower multiple times per year with proper care. 'Evergreen' is also a great gift plant as it symbolizes strength, determination, and beauty. Interestingly, the name "Amaryllis" is derived from the Greek word "amaryssein," which means "to sparkle". Its showy, long-lasting flowers and low-maintenance care make it a must-have for any indoor garden.
With the voluptuous strawberry petals on this lily-shaped flower, these winter blossoms are sure to add color to the coldest months. The amaryllis 'Lagoon' has 3-4 flowers per stalk and one bulb in the garden can offer a multitude. Be they outdoors when it's warm or indoors for the winter, these beauties make delightful gifts for anyone you know.
Hippeastrum cybister 'Chico'
The hippeastrum cybister 'Chico' is a dramatically bloomed cultivar with a distinctly unique appearance. The blooms of the Chico are more spidery, with slender petals that arch backwards on each stem and blooms that are green and burgundy. This variant was created for its appearance.
Amaryllis 'Star of Holland'
The amaryllis 'Star of Holland', so named because of its Dutch origins and shape, is notable among amaryllis varieties for its ability to produce multiple stems and flowers from each bulb. With a bright red flower striped with white that blooms midwinter, the plant is a popular Christmas gift.
Barbados lily is a unique and gorgeous globular plant that looks like trumpets. The blooms feature red petals with white center stripes, giving them the appearance of a star. It is frequently used as a special Christmas decoration.
Amaryllis 'Black Pearl'
Amaryllis 'Black Pearl' cultivar of Dutch origin, distinct for its dark coloration which earned it its name. It has large, dark maroon flowers with an even darker center, and a velvety texture. During its (indoor) blooming season from early fall to winter, it will produce at least two flower stems and will also come back each year.
Amaryllis 'Bogota' are flowering plants that are widely sold during the winter months as ready-to-bloom bulbs. The bulbs are large and fleshy and produce tall, wide leaves that are typically evergreen. The large flowers feature vivid colors of red and purple, making them highly desirable during the winter.
Striped barbados lily
The striped barbados lily is an easy-care plant that grows from bulbs. It has brilliant red blooms and will come back year after year if the right conditions are maintained. A favorite plant to grow in pots indoors where outside climates are told cold, the ideal temperature for striped barbados lily is around seventy degrees. Take caution when planting striped barbados lily, as it is highly toxic to humans and pets.
Hippeastrum cybister are flowering plants that are widely sold during the winter months as ready-to-bloom bulbs. The bulbs are large and fleshy and produce tall, wide leaves that are typically evergreen. The large flowers feature vivid colors of red and purple, making them highly desirable during the winter.
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