Amaryllis - Hippeastrum
Symbolism: Pride, strength, and determination
Description: Amaryllis flowers boast large trumpet-shaped blossoms measuring up to 8” across. They come in a range of colours including red, white, pink, salmon, apricot, rose, and deep burgundy. Other varieties include bicolour, and picotee varieties (petal edges of a different colour). Flowers can be single or double in form and range from 4 to 10 inches in size. Larger bulbs produce more flowers.
Named after: The amaryllis is named after a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral Eclogues.
Latin/Scientific name: Hippeastrum
Native to: Central and South America, with two species native to South Africa
Flowering period: From late December until late June. Flowering time is 7 to 10 weeks.
Vase life: 2 weeks or longer. To extend vase life, cut the stems after the buds soften.
Popular uses in floral arrangements or bouquets: Amaryllis is a bold, elegant, and long-lasting flower that makes a great focal point in arrangements or bouquets. It is commonly used as a statement flower, adding a festive touch to arrangements, particularly during the holiday season – such as in our "Silent Night" Christmas arrangement. They are also widely used in standing orders.
When in stock in our shops: From late November to mid-January during the holiday season.