The Amaryllis flower is extremely popular for the holiday season here in the United States. Giant Amaryllis love to rise to the occasion, make their presence known, and never fail to surprise. Our extra-large Giant Amaryllis bulbs from Bloomaker require no care and can produce multiple gorgeous blooms. They make beautiful hearth and centerpiece decorations and are equally as wonderful to give as gifts. Here are some fun facts about the Amaryllis plant that you may not have known before:
An Amaryllis plant can live for 75 years when properly cared for!
The origin of the name Amaryllis is the Greek word for sparkle. It was reclassified in the 1800s under the genus Hippeastrum, which is derived from the Greek words for horse and star.
Greek mythology has a story of a maiden named Amaryllis who grew scarlet flowers in her walking path after her heart was broken. When the flowers grew, the man she loved was enamored, her heart was healed, and thus the flowers got their name.
The U.S. imports more than 10 million Amaryllis bulbs every year. Here at Bloomaker, we source our Amaryllis flowers from Peru.
Amaryllis plants reproduce by growing "daughter" bulbs next to the "mother" bulbs.