Amaryllis


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As some of you, it is a jungle out there in my garden. Flowers bloom all year round and different flowers, different timing and just these few day my Amaryllis bloomed and it is very beautiful and I manage snap a few photos of it, again with just a normal digital camera. And here are some info about the flower.

Meaning

Pride, splendid beauty, timidity


Origins
Known botanically as hippeastrum, from the Greek hippos, which means "horse", amaryllis bloom are huge, trumpet-shaped flowers clustered atop stately long, leafless stems. Members of the Amaryllidaceae family, amaryllises are at home in the tropics, and are native to South America and Africa. The flowers are traditionally sold during the winter holidays, both as cut flowers and packaged in potted bulb kits.


Availability and Vase Life

Year round, with peak supplies from October through May.


Care and Handling

If store in cold place, keep temperatures between 41-50 F. Temperatures below that my result in discolouration of petals and buds. Handle amaryllis carefully as blooms bruise easily.

Design Uses

An amaryllis stem is striking when used alone or in a vegatative design. Allow room in an arrangement for the flowers to open fully. Heavy amaryllis blooms may need extra security and support of a hyacinth stake or bamboo rod inserted into the hollow stem. The stem tends to curl outward when standing in water, which does not affect the life of the flower, but can disturb the design. To remedy, wrap a piece of clear tape or a rubber band around the end of each stem.

Colours

Reds, pinks, oranges, salmons, white and bi-colours

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2 comments:

Anny said...

these flowers are beautiful... izit hard to grow? i only have many greens in the garden.. quite bad with flowers.. they don't bloom except for the bunga raya.. hahaha

Ken said...

confession time. My dad planted it. I guess he has green fingers. It should be easy as our temperature just right for the flower.

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