The Most Beautiful Amaryllis Flowers Varieties for Your Garden

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Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden

Namaskar Desi Gardeners. A garden is incomplete without Amaryllis Flowers, isn’t it? Among all the other lilies and considering the panoramic climate of India, amaryllis is the easiest lily to grow. They grow without any hassle and in time, produce large, showy flowers.

Amaryllis are perennials and with each year, the bulbs multiply and we get more bulbs for free. The foliage is deep green, long and glossy. Even a bed of amaryllis leaves looks good.

Amaryllis flowers on a long hollow stalk in multiple numbers, ranging from two to ten. Number of flowers that will bloom depends on the age, variety and health of the bulb.

Broadly speaking, Hippeastrum, Barbados, Jersey and Amaryllis Belladonna are varieties all sold under ‘amaryllis’. With more hybrid varieties coming up you will find cultivars like Dutch, Pradhans and more. Let us look at some of the most stunning avatars of this lily.

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Flowers Types

Apple Blossom

Amaryllis Flowers

Apple Blossom is an award-winning Amaryllis Flowers for its huge attractive flowers. The big-sized petals are white with delicate brush stokes of pink.

Athene: The Amaryllis Bulb

Amaryllis Flowers

Named after the Goddess of Greece, Athena. Athene amaryllis is beautiful milky white with slightly green edges. A Dutch cultivar, as these Amaryllis Bulb come from the beautiful country of Holland that is also famous for its tulips.

Aphrodite

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - Aphrodite

The beauty of this Amaryllis Flowers is such that it suits the garden of the goddess. Double petalled, extra large blooms in elegant shades of red and white, it is a charmer.

Minerva

Amaryllis Flowers

Named after the Roman Goddess of Arts, the Minerva cultivar is a living art. The white strokes on red look like the brush strokes of Mother Nature. Once planted and taken care, the bulbs will multiply and you will have new plants every year.

Cherry Nymph

Amaryllis Flowers

Bright and double petalled, Cherry Nymph is a stunner. The bulbs of this variety are bigger than the regular ones. Cherry Nymph comes in shades of red, pink, and white.

Fantasy

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - Fantasy

A cream coloured Amaryllis Flowers with strokes of pink and purple at times, and its size is extra large. Native to Africa, it adapts well to a moderately warm temperature and will bloom easily.

Red Peacock

Extra large, double petalled, deep red blooms! Need I say more?

White Christmas

A handsome flower with white glossy petals, it is popular for gifting during holiday. It has huge white blooms that brighten up the gloomy winters.

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - White Christmas

Half and Half

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - half and half

A hybrid cultivar from Israel, Half and Half is a two-coloured bloom. The petals are red with hints of cream, making it very attractive.

Temptation

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - Temptation

Amaryllis Flowers has several varieties in red and white but each looks more attractive than the other. Temptation blooms really tempt the gardener to get more of its plants. Extra large blooms in bright red-white shades, this is a must for the garden.

Santiago

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - Santiago

First of all it is fragrant, which is rare in amaryllis. The blooms are bright and peppy with red and white streaks and will keep you happy all day.

Dancing Queen

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - Dancing queen

It is said that Dancing Queen is one of the most hassle free amaryllis to grow and its blooms can stay up to for a month or more if taken care. Very showy with reddish pink streaks on white, and is surely an object of admiration.

Misty

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - Misty

A very graceful pink Amaryllis Flowers that will add peace and calm to the garden.

Clown

Clown Hippeastrum is an award winning cultivar and very popular among gardeners. It was awarded the Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society. Clown has beautiful deep red stripes that makes it very picturesque. It is easy to grow, both outdoor and indoor.

Exposure

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - Exposure

Exposure attracts attention with its vibrant dark pink blooms lined with white. Easy to grow, it will reward you with huge ten-inch flowers!

Aquaro

Imagine the most beautiful white bloom with the finest strokes of red that will captivate you day and night. This is why gardeners don’t care much about anything else in the world!

Picotee

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - Picotee

Absolutely gorgeous, Picotee is another cultivar to die for. The milky white blooms are lined with a delicate red border. The blooms are big and stay for weeks.

Royal Velvet

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - Royal velvet

Royal Velvet is popular for several reasons. It is an award winning cultivar, its colours are deep red, burgundy rich and velvety. The blooms are extra-large and trumpet shaped, making it a stunning addition to your garden.

Evergreen

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - Evergreen

A hybrid cultivar, it is a fully green Amaryllis Flowers. The appearance of this lily is definitely one of a kind and it has also impressed an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. This cultivar is very popular among florists for use in bouquets and floral arrangements.

Hercules

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - Hercules

As the name suggests, Hercules blooms are bigger than your palms. When these brilliant deep fushchia flowers blossom in your garden, you would surely want to show off.

Sumatra

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - Sumatra

A unique looking Amaryllis Flowers, it has elongated petals in salmon pink with white stamens. It is very popular as a cut flower with its delicate petals.

Ferrari

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - Ferrari

A Ferrari from Holland and no less impressive. Red and luxurious, the petals are velvety gorgeous with a deep rich centre. Best of all, the flowers are huge. Even the bulbs are more than a foot wide!

Marilyn

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - Marilyn

Named after the gorgeous actress but more after her famous white dress. These double petalled amaryllis reminds of the famous Marilyn Monroe dress blowing up scene from the film The Seven Year Itch. Marilyn Amaryllis Flowers does well outdoors in the warmth and sunshine.

Papilio

Named after the butterfly in Latin, Papilio gives justice to the name. The one-of-a kind petals resemble the wings of the butterfly. These blossoms are also loved by bees and birds.

 

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Chico

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - Chico

Chico is a very unusual but catchy amaryllis. It has thin ‘spider’ petals in shades of red and green. It adds a great variation to the garden. For garden collectors, it is a gem.

Double Dragon

A very conspicuous Dutch cultivar with huge red blooms. Double petalled and once it blooms, it will be the center of attraction.

 

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Amaryllis cultivars from India

Vijaya Amaryllis Lily

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - Vijaya

Hippeastrum hybrid Vijaya has been developed in India and grows perfectly in the Indian climate. If you cannot get hands on the Dutch cultivars, try this. It is a large double petalled amaryllis with red and white strokes. It looks amazing with its huge blooms attracting bees and birds.

Hippesteralia Durga Pradhan

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - Durga Pradhan

A high quality hybrid developed in India by Mr. Udai C. Pradhan. This cultivar was created in the 1960s by him in Sikkim by crossing a Hippeastrum with an Aztec Lily. This resulted in a gorgeous red flower never seen before. He named it after his grandfather, Mr. Durga S. Pradhan. Even after half a century, Durga Pradhan Amaryllis is sought after for its deep rare shade of red.

Wax Dipped Amaryllis Flowers

Did you know that amaryllis is a popularly gifted item during the Christmas? This beats the cold winter outside and adds a burst of colour at home. Amaryllis can be grown indoors easily even by a layman to gardening. Wax dipped Amaryllis Flowers are the best for the gifting purpose.

Wax dipped amaryllis do not need water or food, or even a pot! It comes prepared with leaves and buds and ready to bloom in the holiday season. Just keep in a warm room and it will start to bloom making it the best gifting ideas ever.

Wax dipped amaryllis are especially prepared as a beautiful living gift. Once the flowering is over, you can remove the wax layering and plant in a pot or soil like a normal amaryllis bulb.

Most Beautiful Amaryllis Varieties for Your Garden - wax dipped

Sources:gardenerspath.com/plants/flowers/best-amaryllis-varieties/, www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/amaryllis-hippeastrum/types-of-amaryllis.htm, www.vivaterra.com/p/V3441

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