African Amaryllis..Cocktail

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Hubby and I visited Longwood Gardens to see their Christmas display of flowers and lights. This African Amaryllis called Cocktail was one of my favorites seen during our visit. The red and green colors remind me of Christmas.

Amaryllis ( name meaning to sparkle) is also known as the belladonna lily. A native plant of South Africa. Many bulbs sold as Amaryllis for the Christmas season are actually called Hippeastrum. Hippeastrum is a flowering bulb sold in the winters months which bloom well indoors.

This African Amaryllis has been bred to grow rapidly and have a shorter stouter stem which gives them a good proportional balance between the pot and the bloom.

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Special thanks to the host of Todays Flower : Luiz, Denise, Sandy and Laerte