The wonderful clivia flower can brighten your home and garden during late winter and early spring. This Buzzle article provides information on the varieties of the clivia plant and flowers.
The clivia plant, a small bushy shrub native to Natal, South Africa, was named after Lady Charlotte Florentina Clive, the Duchess of Northumberland, who was the granddaughter of Robert Clive. Clivia is actually pronounced by many as the name Clive. The plants originally belonged to South Africa, but are now grown in most parts of Australia, from Tasmania to the Tropics, and in colder mountain areas. Blooming clivia plants can enhance the beauty of your garden, as they hold the clusters of vibrant yellow and orange flowers on stalks, above the clump of dark green strap-like leaves.
The Beautiful Clivia Flower
The clivia plant is also known as the ‘Winter Lily’ because of its winter blooming. It is one amongst the most popular lily houseplants used to decorate homes, offices, and gardens all over the world. Flowering plants of clivia exhibit a rich bulbous flora. Many societies have been established for giving information about the growth habits of this plant, and how to take care of the plant. The stem of this plant is thick and is surrounded by long linear leaves. The flower appears on top, in the form of a beautiful bouquet. The flower is almost similar in appearance to the amaryllis flower, except it is smaller and the cluster has more flowers. A clivia plant grows about 2-3 feet tall. Leaves are produced in an alternate sequence. A well-grown, healthy plant can have at least three to four shoots which come up straight from the base point. The flower stalks have no leaves and they may be about 20 inches tall, depending upon the variety of the plant. The flowering stem stalk is always close to the center of the plant, hidden among the rich green foliage.
Old varieties discovered in the forests had mostly orange and yellow flowers, but some pastels, red, and very rare varieties, like yellow nobilis and caulescens, have been discovered recently. The plants have been improved over the years, and now a wide range of colors, and even crosses between the four original well-known types have gained popularity. Clivia Miniata is perhaps the most popular type which carries upright florets. The other types have pendulous florets. Clivia Gardenii flowers during autumn, while Miniata, Caulescens, Nobilis and Mirabilis flower in spring. The seed is generally harvested during June, and sold or exchanged amongst growers until September each year. Multiplication of the plant is possible during spring. You may separate the bulbs growing at the stem’s base. The separation should be done late in spring, after the blooming.
Learn the ins and outs of growing and dividing hardy amaryllis bulbs.
Dig into the easy-growing beauty of amaryllis bulbs. Goofproof and tough as nails, hardy amaryllis bulbs stage a colorful show that demands little in the way of upkeep. Continue reading Ins and outs of growing hardy amaryllis
Nerine bowdenii is a breathtaking plant, especially on a dull autumn day.
Nerines are South African bulbs, widely planted in warmer regions for their late display of rich pink flowers. They work well in a mixed herbaceous border and make an excellent cut flower. They bear striking sprays of lily-like flowers with recurved petals on erect leafless stems. Continue reading The breathtaking Nerine bowdenii
Symbolism of the Amaryllis Flower!
Although taxonomists and botanists may quibble over what exact species are amaryllises, the symbolism hasn’t changed much in centuries. Continue reading Its Symbolism
Crinum is a fascinating genus of the large and equally captivating Amaryllidaceae family. Larger in stature than most other species of Amaryllidaceae, most crinums are suitable as landscape plants in or near water features while most of the smaller species can be successfully cultivated even in a small garden. Continue reading Crinum is a Amaryllidaceae family
A Tale of True Love and Horticultural Wonder
Greek mythology brings us the story of Amaryllis, a love-struck maiden who longed for the handsome but cold-hearted Alteo. Desperate to win his love, she pierced her heart with a golden arrow and then visited his cottage daily, shedding drops of blood along the way. On the thirtieth day, beautiful scarlet flowers bloomed along the path.
Continue reading Amaryllis Facts
When the spring is here, and summer is ahead, time for the gorgeous peony bulbs! With more than 1000 sorts of peony flowers, they are perfect for in a big vase or just in your garden. Besides the varying sorts of the bulb, the peony has many charming colors. Continue reading Peony Bulbs – smell of peony is delicious!
Where can you explore all the beauty of the Amaryllis!
There are many amaryllis flower show to see around the world ” You have to visit at least one Amaryllis flower show once in your live ” Continue reading Amaryllis Flower shows
Here’s the deal with growing the Belladonna Plant, also know as the Amaryllis Belladonna Lily … with this lily, good results often are a matter of luck. Good results with most kinds of garden flowers indicate gardening skill, but there are a few – like the Belladonna lily – where good results may be largely a matter of luck. The belladonna plant ranks high on the list of capricious, temperamental kinds. The beginner is as likely to have good results as the seasoned gardener. Continue reading Here’s the deal with growing the Belladonna
Did you know that amaryllis will grow happily in water? It’s true, and with suitable care of amaryllis in water, the plant will even bloom abundantly. Of course, the bulbs cannot remain in this environment long term, but it’s a great way to enjoy the showy flowers over winter when all else looks dreary. Want to learn more about amaryllis bulbs grown in water? Read on. Continue reading Learn more about amaryllis bulbs grown in water?
Sometimes the large mother bulbs produce small, side bulbs; you may remove this and do the same preparation for the new bulbs. Put them in separate pots with rich, sandy soil and wait for them to grow. It could take around 2 to 3 years to see the fruits of your labor. BellaDonna can be grown from fresh seed. Seeds vary in size from a grain of rice to a pea and are iridescent as mother of pearl. Continue reading Propagation Of The Amaryllis Belladonna
Southern gardeners can enjoy using “The Southerner’s Tulip” in our landscape design. Hippeastrum species and hybrids, commonly known as Amaryllis, bloom and thrive without the sub-freezing dormancy that is necessary for tulips, large-flowered daffodils, and other spring bulbs that are garden staples in colder climates. Continue reading Southern gardeners can enjoy using “The Southerner’s Tulip”
Although amaryllis is a tropical flowering plant, it is most commonly seen during the winter months when it is often grown indoors. The bulbs come in a variety of shapes and brilliant colors sure to brighten the dreariest winter day. Care of amaryllis is often a question, but does amaryllis need fertilizer? If so, you may wonder when to fertilize amaryllis and what are amaryllis fertilizer requirements? Read on to learn more. Continue reading Learn How and When Feeding Amaryllis Plants
Since 1988, Chateau Beloeil, a medieval castle in Belgium and owned by the princely family of Ligne, is the host of a large amaryllis exhibition. The many beautiful rooms are decorated with thousands of amaryllis flowers in many colors and types. Continue reading The Amazing Amaryllis Exhibition at Chateau Beloei
The Common Names for the Amaryllis : Many bulbs referred to as amaryllis are actually in the Hippeastrum family. The two families of bulbs have many similarities, both in looks and in growing habits. Hippeastrum are native to South Africa while amaryllis bulbs come from South America. True amaryllis bulbs often naturalize in outdoor locations, but Hippeastrum varieties are usually grown indoors in pots. Continue reading The Amaryllis are actually in the Hippeastrum family
There are two phases of care for the Belladonna Lily. The first is during its growth period, and the second is its rest period. The best time to start bulbs is in the late winter period. If you order bulbs online, place your bulbs in water – making sure to soak only the root parts and not the whole bulb overnight before planting them. Continue reading Amaryllis Belladonna is easy to grow
Which plants are related to Amaryllis Flowers? The amaryllis family is mostly native to tropical and warm temperate regions of South America and Africa. Flowers grow at the top of a long leafless stem, usually in groups but sometimes singly. Continue reading The Amaryllis Brothers and Sisters!
Amaryllis Propagation is typically done by seed or by cuttage! Amaryllis plants are members of the Amaryllidaceae plant family. These plants are prized by home gardeners for their large, showy flowers that range in color from crimson to white. Amaryllis are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8 through 11 and grow best in bright, indirect light when grown indoors or filtered sunlight and shaded locations when planted outdoors. Continue reading Do you know how to Propagate Amaryllis?
Everyone loves amaryllis. After it finishes blooming, though, you’re probably wondering, “What the heck do I do with it now? Should I just throw it out?”
The question from Debbie : This was the question posed by Debbie, a curious and obviously committed reader. She writes, “What are the necessary steps to do afterward if you want that same bulb to grow and bloom again? Continue reading Amaryllis After Christmas — Now What?
For all the brides who are planning on spending the wedding on a winter day, a red amaryllis wedding bouquet can make a gorgeous selection. Usually known as the “holyday” winter Christmas flower, the amaryllis is definitely one of the most appropriate types of flowers for a cold season wedding. Continue reading For brides who have their wedding on a winter day
Breathe warmth into your home this winter! Add a burst of warmth and color to your living space during the cooler months with the vibrant and versatile Amaryllis. As winter’s longest-lasting cut flower – lasting up to three weeks once cut – it’s a popular favorite for creative interior designs. Here are a few ideas to give you inspiration… Continue reading Adorn your home with Amaryllis
In a post-holiday world, potted amaryllis languish forgotten and forsaken in the corners of every grocery store floral section. If you look past the holographic foil gift wrapping, there are some serious possibilities for unexpected and gorgeous arrangements when you boldly clip off the bloom. Now is the time, too, because bulbs and plants can be found for pennies compared to pre-holiday prices. Continue reading Make your own beautiful Amaryllis arrangement!
No water flowers, unique, easy and beautiful !
Artistically eye-catching, the Amaryllis bulb with a creative Wax layer. Ready to use. The bulb flowers without water. Great to give, nice to have! Continue reading What do you know about the Wax Amaryllis
When is an Amaryllis not an Amaryllis? When it’s a Hippeastrum! No, this is not a lame Christmas cracker joke – it’s a centuries-old riddle that has provoked heated debate among some of the world’s leading botanists for centuries.
The confusion surrounding the two genera stems from their complex history dating back to the 18th Century – and the true identity of these colorful blooms is still regarded a grey area among many experts. Continue reading Hippeastrum or Amaryllis: What’s the difference?
Amaryllis styling from Christmas to Easter! When you have an Amaryllis you can style it in different ways: a single stem in a vase is lovely or you could make an imposing Amaryllis bouquet in one or a range of different shades. Continue reading Style tips for your Amaryllis
Would you like to know how to get a free Amaryllis…….Will you be our new guest blogger?
A new feature on our website is the sharing of your article about Amaryllis. Your blog will we publish on our website and share it via our Social Media. Continue reading How to get a Free Amaryllis Bulb?
How to make a grown up countdown to Christmas! This alternative Advent calendar works in reverse: instead of opening a gift each day, you add a fresh bloom to the day’s pocket. As a result you will have a beautiful wall full of flowering festive cheer for Christmas. And after your Christmas dinner you can give each of your guests an original party bag to take home. Continue reading A new bloom for everyday!
Sweet XMAS: Go pastel!
Do you go all out celebrating Christmas each year? If you think about it, it’s really an annual birthday party, so go for it! Create an arrangement that looks good enough to eat. Continue reading Bouquet inspiration for a sweet Christmas
Christmas is the perfect time of the year to really let your imagination run wild when it comes to styling. Naturally, you want to complement your carefully prepared Christmas dinner with an atmospherically dressed table. A few candles, fresh flowers and luxurious tableware will soon create a lovely scene. Continue reading DIY Create the perfect Christmas table
Get your amaryllis potted! It’s time for the amaryllis ritual. Pot them now for blooms by Christmas.
A few years ago, I bought extra because I couldn’t choose between less-common orange blossoms and the standard holiday red. Once I had them lined up in their clay’flowerspots, watered and sprouting, I realized I should have staggered the planting at two-week intervals Continue reading The amaryllis Story of Mariana Greene “Gardening Fool”
9 tips to have perfect Christmas blooms!
Amaryllis bulb, Hippeastrum, is one of the easiest bulbs to grow indoors; but in order for you to have blooms by Christmas, it’s time to purchase this seasonal favorite right now. Continue reading Start Amaryllis in Fall for Christmas Blooms
Learn How To Grow Amaryllis In The Garden!
Amaryllis is as popular a holiday gift plant as poinsettia and Christmas cactus. Once the attractive blooms fade, though, we’re left wondering what to do next. Of course, many people choose to continue growing the plant indoors, but it may come as a pleasant surprise to know that in warmer climes, up to USDA Zone 7b, planting amaryllis outside in the garden is an option too. Continue reading How do you Amaryllis Planting Outdoors
Forcing these wonderful flowers into bloom yourself is not hard to do and gives you lots of satisfaction. You don’t need much to get started, the effect is fantastic, and you will be treated to weeks of breathtakingly beautiful flowers. All Royal Colors Amaryllis are carefully prepared and require only warm temperatures, regular watering and a little light. Continue reading How to plant your Amaryllis bulbs
Growth, rest and blooming at the greenhouse!
Amaryllis is a bulb that blooms once a year. In nature, the crop and the bulbs grow in the summer, with new flower buds being created in the bulb. At the same time, the bulb stores a lot of spare food. This is necessary, because the crop dies after summer and the bulb with the new flower buds has to survive a cold period in the winter. Continue reading The cultivation of cut Amaryllis
RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Focus on the Flowers!
The Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital every year since 1913, apart from gaps during the two World Wars.It used to be Britain’s largest flower show (it has now been overtaken by Hampton Court), but is still the most prestigious. Continue reading The Amazing Hippeastrum Show at Chelsea
What do you know about the History of the Amaryllis?
Early History : Some botanists believe that the Portuguese probably brought the amaryllis bulb to Europe around the early 16th century. It is not surprising that Portugal, Spain and Italy were among the first European countries to introduce the amaryllis belladonna, Continue reading The History of the Amaryllis Flower
Lia Griffith crepe paper amaryllis makes a nifty little handmade hostess gift
Yes! We’re back with one of our favorite crafts – paper flowers. Our crepe paper amaryllis makes a nifty little handmade hostess gift. Continue reading DIY Crepe Paper Amaryllis
Discover the meaning of your preference! Tastes differ – luckily! Your preference says something about you. Like whether you’re very outgoing, or more of a wallflower. What does your favorite flower say about you? We found out! Continue reading What does your favorite flower say about you?
Princesse Claire from Belgium has her own Amaryllis! Chateau Beloeil, March 2016, Since 1988, Chateau Beloeil, a medieval castle in Belgium and owned by the princely family of Ligne, is the host of a large amaryllis exhibition. The many beautiful rooms are decorated with thousands of amaryllis flowers in many colors and types. Continue reading Princesse Claire baptizes Hippeastrum
The amaryllis is the festive flower par excellence. With its enchanting beauty it can be very successfully styled to suit the required mood. And don’t just think of extravagant red amaryllises; restrained white amaryllises, for instance, also look beautiful. We’re happy to give you some inspiration. Continue reading The perfect flower for every mood
Modern brides who are planning a fabulous elegant all-white wedding might want to take a look at these fascinating white amaryllis wedding flower bouquets and arrangements we’ve posted on this page below. Amaryllises are among our most appreciated and beloved flowers that are available out there for weddings. Continue reading White Amaryllis Wedding Flowers
Is the Amaryllis the next big flower in the fragrance world?
The beautiful and majestic Amaryllis is undoubtedly best known for its vibrant and velvety trumpet-like flowers. But behind its bold façade hides this bloom’s best-kept secret – its mild, sweet and delicate scent. Continue reading The scent of the Amaryllis
Looking for some warmth on cold days? Opt for the sparkle of the Amaryllis. This long-stemmed elegant beauty also does well in early spring, incidentally. Will you let her shine in your home as well? Continue reading Looking for some warmth on cold days?
We are happy to share our passion for and knowledge of this stately flower with you.
When does the Amaryllis flower? ‘The Amaryllis flowers all year round, but the real season starts in September and carries on into March, with the emphasis on November and December. In those months the flower is most popular.’ Continue reading Clever tips from the Amaryllis grower
There are many different Amaryllis colors! There are at least 500 different varieties of Amaryllis flowers. And there are many different Amaryllis colors too. Every year I photograph lots and lots of Amaryllis flowers at the Keukenhof Garden “the Amaryllis Parade” in the Netherlands and I can’t get enough of all the different shape, size and colors. Have a look at the different Amaryllis colors. Continue reading The different colors of a Amaryllis flowers
Keukenhof is the most beautiful and famous spring garden in the world. All those splendor colors, it’s a feast for the eyes. In the spring 2016 where there more than seven million flower bulbs bloom, and beware! well over 800 different kinds of tulips. Continue reading Awesome Amaryllis show at Keukenhof
How to flower your Amaryllis again (re-bloom)! Once the Amaryllis has finished flowering, you can get it to flower again (re-bloom) next year if you provide it with the right care first.
After flowering, cut off the faded flowers and let the leaves continue to grow and develop.
To encourage this, provide the plant regularly with water and houseplant fertilizer. Continue reading Amaryllis follow-up care: worth the effort
Valentine Gift Idea for the Romantic Gardener! Besides chocolate, the most common Valentine’s Day gift is flowers. Romantic gift-givers young and old tend to stress about picking out the perfect gift for their special someone. We will help you to find the perfect gift for your Valentine. Continue reading Amaryllis, the perfect flower for Valentine’s Day …!
Amaryllis Double Delicious (double delight) is wonderful because of its large double deep red flowers with a white star-shaped marking.
The new Amaryllis Brazza is a strikingly large single flowering Amaryllis. Blooms with a huge intense raspberry pink color and a darker throat.
Amaryllis Evergreen is completely green that is very exceptional. The exotic shape makes it more gracefully. Continue reading The highlights of the Amaryllis parade Keukenhof 2015
About me: My name is Ruth Sykes and am 76 years old. I live in Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. For the last 30 years I have a passion for every aspect of gardening, in particular cross pollination of different types of hybrids, I am just an enthusiast with no training, the joy is in the doing and the pleasure and anticipation of what is to come. Continue reading Ruth Sykes Choice – My Favorite Amaryllis flowers!
Amaryllis Barbados; This showstopper Amaryllis is called Barbados.
It’s has a exotical red color, with a contrasting white star, a truly unique amaryllis!
A potted amaryllis planted inside your home will give the cold winter days a warm, cozy feeling indoors.
The flowers from this Barbados Amaryllis bulb is also very chic in a vase. Continue reading Our finest selection at the Amaryllis parade 2014
Hi my name is Loretta Battles and I live in Houston, Texas and I am an Amaryllisholic.
I have over 62 varieties in my garden and I love them all. My addiction started over 15 years ago when my mom was moving out of her home and I dug up all ofher heirloom amaryllis bulbs. Continue reading My garden is my little piece of Heaven.
Amaryllis show Keukenhof 2013! The featured selection from the Keukenhof Amaryllis Parade 2013. It was a amazing Amaryllis flower show.
Amaryllis Double Delight; The extra impressive Amaryllis Double Delicious is conspicuous by its large double deep red flowers with a distinctive white stripe. Continue reading Amaryllis Parade 2013
Amaryllis or as it is officially named “Hippeastrum”! For convenience, we will keep it in general usage and talk about the Amaryllis. What we noticed is that Amaryllis quite often written in different ways. What we noticed is that Amaryllis quite often written in different ways: Amarillis, Amaryllus, Amaryllises, Amaryllids, Amarilis, Amarilidaceae, Amarylis to name a few. Continue reading What’s in a name Amaryllis, Amarillis, Amarylis, Amaryllus, Amaryllises!
About me: My name is Paul Romijn and am 46 years old. I live in Hillegom, the Netherlands (Holland).
For over 25 years I have been working with Amaryllis bulbs. The first ten years at amaryllis nursery of W.S. Warmenhoven and later with a amaryllis trader Floralia / Frans van der Vlugt & Sons. Next to my work with amaryllis bulbs I also had a big interest in the world wide web. Continue reading Paul’s Choice – My Favorite Amaryllis flowers!
One of a kind! No other bulb can be brought into bloom as easily as the Amaryllis, and this can take place entirely indoors, and over an extended period of time.
The Amaryllis whose botanical name is Hippeastrum, hails from the tropical regions of South America. Continue reading How to care your amaryllis bulb
Featured Amaryllis flowers, Keukenhof Amaryllis Parade 2012!
Aphrodite; the goddess of beauty. This beautiful Amaryllis Aphrodite is called to the goddess of beauty for a reason.The green centre, and a pink outline makes this Amaryllis makes this bulb also a goddess of beauty. Continue reading Amaryllis Parade 2012 – 2011 – 2010
Why we start sending the amaryllis at the end of October?
Dutch Amaryllis bulbs are grown in greenhouses as the climate in Holland is too cold to grow them in the open air. In the greenhouses the growers can create the ideal conditions of the tropical area of origin (the Andes in South America). Continue reading Successful Blooming Bulbs!