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Amaryllis --- A Beauty to Watch...

This flower is red, pink, white or purple in color and is a stunning to watch. It is also known as “Naked Lady” or “Belladonna” and symbolizes beauty, pride, determination and success after a great struggle.

This has two main species of which “Belladonna” is the better known variety. It is a native of South Africa and is found mostly in the West Cape Province. It is also cultivated in the western coast of the United States and Australia where the environmental conditions are just like its habitat in South Africa.

It does not grow in climates where there is frost in or tropical climates where there is too much rainfall. The hybrid varieties of this flower are quite distinctive.


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Feisty56 wrote on October 17, 2014, 2:27 PM

I am a bit confused. Belladonna is the night shade plant -- that is the same as an amaryllis?

Scorpie wrote on October 17, 2014, 4:46 PM

I love these but only seem to get one growth season out of them.

MegL wrote on October 17, 2014, 5:35 PM

My son got an amaryllis plant some years ago and has managed to keep it growing and flowering for several years.

Kwriter-25 wrote on October 18, 2014, 11:37 AM

I never heard of thjs flower before but I will look it up.

TheTalker wrote on October 18, 2014, 8:02 PM

I love growing these. I usually start several around the first part of November so I have them to enjoy during the winter.

shivani wrote on October 19, 2014, 1:18 AM

Is this flower available in India ?? Seems interesting share from you and love to know more about the same

ashuli wrote on January 2, 2015, 5:29 AM

yes it is !