Origin of amaryllisfrom Classical Latin and Classical Greek Amaryllis, a shepherdess's name in poems by Virgil and Theocritus
any of several plants (esp. genus Hippeastrum) of the lily family bearing several white, purple, pink, or red flowers on a leafless stem, including the belladonna lily
- Any of several chiefly tropical American bulbous plants of the genus Hippeastrum, grown as ornamentals for their large, showy, funnel-shaped, variously colored flowers.
- See belladonna lily.
- Any of several similar or related plants.
Origin of amaryllisNew Latin Amaryllis genus name from Latin name of a shepherdess from Greek Amarullis
- The belladonna lily, Amaryllis belladonna, native to South Africa.
- A similar lily in genus Hippeastrum, such as Hippeastrum puniceum, and cultivars.
From Latin Amaryllis (“a character Virgo's Eclogues”), from Ancient Greek ἀμαρύσσω (amarussō, “I shine”)
- Although availability does vary by region, statice, sweet William, yarrow, amaryllis, chrysanthemum, fuchsia, and zinnia are generally the most affordable choices for brides who plan to marry in September, October, or November.
- Ixia Lily (Ixiolirion) - Beautiful plants of the Amaryllis order somewhat resembling each other, and about 1 to 1 1/2 feet high, with grassy foliage, and bearing large trumpet-shaped flowers in a loose, elegant manner.
- Usually each amaryllis bulb produces one flower cluster at the end of a two-foot flower stalk, but individual blossoms can be as much as eight inches in diameter.
- Use fresh flowers - Classic winter flowers, like amaryllis, Christmas cactus and poinsettias, always look bright and welcoming on a winter table.
- Thus, the Lent lily is Narcissus Pseudonarcissus; the African lily is Agapanthus umbellatus; the Belladonna lily is Amaryllis Belladonna (q.v.); the Jacobaea lily is Sprekelia formosissima; the Mariposa lily is Calochortus; the lily of the Incas is Alstroemeria pelegrina; St Bernard's lily is Anthericum Liliago; St Bruno's lily is Anthericum (or Paradisia) Liliastrum; the water lily is Nymphaea alba; the Arum lily is Richardia africana; and there are many others.