Plant Family / Hippeastrum - Amaryllis
Amaryllis bulbs (Hippeastrum) are flowers of choice to take the gray chill out of winter with their audacious, sexy tropical-looking blossoms in the dead of winter! Incredibly easy to plant, nearly foolproof to grow, they provide weeks and even months of bloom indoors as potted plants or cut flowers. What more could you want?
Named after the Greek goddess of love, Amaryllis, 'Aphrodite' (Hippeastrum) is a graceful beauty with huge, white, double flowers, up to 9 in. across (22 cm), delicately brushed with blush-pink on the petal tips and adorned with blood-red thin margins. Each flower is packed with 13-17 broad tepals and 3-10 petaloids.
Award-winning Amaryllis 'Apple Blossom' (Hippeastrum), an old-time favorite, is a real knockout with its large, funnel-shaped, white flowers, up to 7 in. across (17 cm), delicately brushed with soft pink. Long-lasting, they are adorned with an extensive bright green throat lined with a ring of red dots. Introduced in 1954, this large flowering Amaryllis is one of the most popular pink Amaryllis.
Slightly fragrant, Amaryllis 'Blossom Peacock' (Hippeastrum) is a stunning beauty with large, white, fully double flowers, up to 7 in. across (17 cm), delicately touched with rosy-pink along the edges. The pretty blossoms are packed with 15-18 tepals and up to 2 petaloid stamens. A magnificent double flowering Amaryllis noted for the exquisitely proportioned and perfectly sculptured blooms.
Amaryllis 'Bogota' is truly graceful and eye-catching with star-shaped, deep red flowers adorned with gracefully arching, slender petals, delightfully brushed with bright red and coral. Up to 5 in. wide (12 cm), the exquisite blossoms make 'Bogota' a striking and dramatic choice.
Award-winning Amaryllis 'Charisma' (Hippeastrum), is a real knockout with its large, white flowers, up to 6 in. across (16 cm), delicately brushed with scarlet, and adorned with a red ribbon around the edges. Contrasting the upper petals, the lower petals are mostly white with red freckles.
With extra-large flowers, Amaryllis 'Cherry Nymph' will surely draw the attention of all with its velvety, cherry red, double flowers, up to 8 in. across (20 cm). Borne in clusters of four, they sit with majesty atop a stout leafless stalk. Long-lasting, they will succeed in bringing their glamour and help take the gray chill out of the dead of winter!
Award-winning Amaryllis 'Chico' is a real beauty with its chocolate-brown and pale green spider-like flowers, up to 6 in. across (15 cm), adorned with incredibly long filaments. Sitting atop chestnut brown stalks, the wonderful shape and exquisite colors of the flowers arouse considerable attention.
An old favorite, award-winning Amaryllis 'Clown' (Hippeastrum) is a real knockout with its large, white flowers, up to 8 in. across (20 cm), adorned with broad mandarin-red stripes. Reminiscent of candy canes, this robust and dramatic large-flowering Amaryllis adds a splash of cheerful color indoors over winter.
Resembling peonies, Amaryllis 'Dancing Queen' will take your breath away. This stunning beauty mesmerizes the viewer with extra large, luscious, frilly edged, double flowers, up to 9 in. across (22 cm), adorned with red and white stripes. The dramatic blossoms are packed with 12-14 tepals and several petaloid stamens.
With extra-large flowers, up to 8 in. across (20 cm), Amaryllis 'Double King' will surely draw the attention with its multiple layers of velvety, brilliant red petals. Borne in clusters of three or more, the blooms sit with majesty atop a stout leafless stalk.
One of the most eye-catching Amaryllis, 'Double Record' (Hippeastrum) is a gorgeous beauty with large, white, double flowers, up to 6.5 in. across (16 cm), delicately brushed with raspberry-red around the edges and adorned with a bright lime-green throat lined with a ring of red dots. Each long-lasting, frilly edged blossom is packed with 9-15 tepals and 2-4 petaloids.
Amaryllis 'Emerald' is particularly graceful-looking with its thin, elegantly reflexed, spidery white petals adorned with soft green and myriads of vermilion red dots. The exquisite blossoms, up to 4 in. across (10 cm), do not fail to bring cheer during the dark winter months.
Noted for its unique color, Amaryllis 'Estella' (Hippeastrum) is a cheerful beauty with trumpet-shaped, bright purple-pink flowers, up to 5 in. across (12 cm), adorned with a crisp white starburst and a chartreuse throat. A striking Amaryllis that will help take the gray chill out of the dead of winter!
Award-winning Amaryllis 'Evergreen' is truly graceful and eye-catching with spider-like flowers adorned with an apple green throat and soft lime-green slender petals. The blossoms are graced by excessively long stamens. An easy to grow winter favorite which adds an exotic, tropical spin.
Amaryllis 'Exotic Star' is truly fascinating with its graceful, orchid-like flowers and remarkable coloring. Each breathtaking flower boasts chartreuse-green petals with a dark raspberry throat, all delicately striped with rich maroon as if hand-painted.