Varieties of Amaryllis for Your Home

Amaryllis are among the most beautiful holiday plants. They've come a long way from the standard red varieties -- check out some of the most beautiful selections available.

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    Santos

    This selection really caught our eye. A small-flowering variety, it offers orange-red petals with a white central stripe and dark veins.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Santos'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 24 inches tall

    Why We Love It: It has a bit more charm than a lot of the big-bloom types, and the striped petals are quite eye-catching.

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    Benfica

    It's hard not to love the large (8 inches wide), dark red flowers of 'Benfica'. Men seem to particularly love the deep, rich shades of this elegant amaryllis.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Benfica'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 36 inches tall

    Why We Love It: The deep red blooms remind us of velvet, and their large size makes them showstoppers.

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    Temptation

    'Temptation' takes the prize for most intricate flowers. The white blooms are narrowly edged in red and bear a deep red stripe up the center of each petal. Even more, it's delicately brushed with red stipples from the stripe to the edge.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Temptation'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 30 inches tall

    Why We Love It: The bloom looks like it has different color patterns each time you see it.

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    Red Nymph

    Single-flowered amaryllis, which bear six petals, are lovely and elegant. But some of the newer double types, such as 'Red Nymph', are even more extraordinary.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Red Nymph'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 20 inches tall

    Why We Love It: Each scarlet-red bloom looks like a giant rose and can measure 8 inches across.

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    Monaco

    If you want a red amaryllis, you have a range of choices. While selections such as 'Benfica' offer deep, rich colors, others, such as this 'Monaco', are a brighter, more fiery red.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Monaco'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 28 inches tall

    Why We Love It: The big, bright red flowers are full of holiday cheer.

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    Samba

    Stunning 'Samba' will make your heart dance; this eye-catching amaryllis features bold red flowers with a white stripe and red edges. Each bloom can span 6 inches across.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Samba'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 24 inches tall

    Why We Love It: The crisp white markings give this variety a fresh look.

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    Popov

    Look at a red amaryllis in a snowstorm and you have 'Popov'. This dramatic selection has red blooms speckled, streaked, and striped in bold white.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Popov'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 30 inches tall

    Why We Love It: It's one of the boldest, most dramatic amaryllis available.

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    Naranja

    With its intense red-orange color, 'Naranja' makes for the perfect table centerpiece. The big blooms have a rich, satiny appearance and last a long time.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Naranja'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 24 inches tall

    Why We Love It: Its color sets it apart from the traditional red amaryllis.

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    Fantasy

    Add festive spirit to your holiday decor with bold, beautiful 'Fantasy' amaryllis. This eye-catching cultivar shows off white blooms playfully streaked with red and pink.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Fantasy'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 24 inches tall

    Why We Love It: It's a fun novelty plant -- no two blooms are exactly alike.

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    Stargazer

    Like the beautiful lily of the same name, 'Stargazer' amaryllis bears large blooms with a white central star.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Stargazer'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 30 inches tall

    Why We Love It: The white center stands out against the red flowers, making it one of the most eye-catching amaryllis we know.

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    Nymph

    This proven variety is a favorite for its double roselike flowers. Each white petal offers thin red lines.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Nymph'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 30 inches tall

    Why We Love It: The soft-colored, petal-rich blooms are reminiscent of peonies.

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    Ice Queen

    'Ice Queen' is a showstopper in bloom. Its big, double pure-white flowers have a magical quality like giant snowflakes. Plant 'Ice Queen' by itself or grow it with rich red varieties for an amazing holiday display.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Ice Queen'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 24 inches tall

    Why We Love It: The large blooms last a long time and the white color fits well with any color scheme.

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    Aphrodite

    This beautiful amaryllis offers double white blooms brushed with shades of orange-red.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Aphrodite'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 36 inches tall

    Why We Love It: The ruffled petals and interesting red brushmarks remind us of fireworks. It's a perfect festive holiday display.

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    Picotee

    This distinctive amaryllis offers clean white flowers with a thin red edge. It's a classic among hybrid amaryllis.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Picotee'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 36 inches tall

    Why We Love It: Its flowers have an old-world charm and it's a profuse bloomer.

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    Ludwig Dazzler

    Grow 'Ludwig Dazzler' and you'll be sure to have a white Christmas. This magnificent variety produces pure-white flowers that stand proud atop 30-inch-tall stems.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Ludwig Dazzler'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 30 inches tall

    Why We Love It: You can't go wrong with white flowers; they look good anywhere and with anything. Try 'Ludwig Dazzler' with a red-and-white poinsettia for an amazing holiday show.

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    Calgary

    We adore the pure white petals and warm golden-green heart of 'Calgary'.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Calgary'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 36 inches tall

    Why We Love It: The pure-white flowers are among the most elegant amaryllis we know of.

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    Novella

    It's tough not to fall for the pure pink blooms of this large-flowering amaryllis.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Novella'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 30 inches tall

    Why We Love It: The soft pink color works well with modern decor and is a fun contrast to red and green holiday decorations.

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    Apple Blossom

    One of the most popular amaryllis, 'Apple Blossom' features soft pink flowers striped with white. The large blooms are 8 inches wide.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Apple Blossom'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 26 inches tall

    Why We Love It: The soft pink feathering on the white flowers makes one of the most graceful, elegant holiday plants.

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    Peach Parfait

    If the bold blooms of 'Naranja' aren't your thing, try 'Peach Parfait'. This beauty offers soft orange-peach petals stippled with white. Its soft color is perfect for country color schemes.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Peach Parfait'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 24 inches tall

    Why We Love It: Its peachy tones blend well with a variety of colors, especially whites and pinks.

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    Sumatra

    This hybrid has a bit of wild amaryllis in its bloodlines as you can tell from the exotic blooms.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Sumatra'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 30 inches tall

    Why We Love It: The bold blooms look like orchids.

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    La Paz

    Wow! Like 'Sumatra', this hybrid amaryllis creates an eye-catching display with its red-and-green striped flowers. It's a profuse bloomer, too.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'La Paz'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 30 inches tall

    Why We Love it: The blooms are so interesting, your friends will look close to see if the plant is real!

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    Chico

    With its spidery blooms and red-and-green color scheme, 'Chico' is sure to attract attention. This easy-growing variety is a great cut flower, too.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Chico'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 24 inches tall

    Why We Love It: It's a fun change from the traditional large-flower amaryllis.

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    Grandeur

    Looking like a combination of the old-fashioned large-flowering amaryllis and the newer spidery types, 'Grandeur' offers pointy scarlet star-shape flowers striped with green.

    Name: Hippeastrum 'Grandeur'

    Growing Conditions: Bright light; allow the potting mix to dry between waterings

    Size: To 24 inches tall

    Why We Love It: The star-shape flowers are a perfect fit for holiday decor.

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