A native of South Africa, amaryllis is a trumpet-shaped blossom that measures up to 20 cm across. They come in vibrant colours such as velvety red, pink, peach, white, salmon, orange and even pale green. There are also striped and multi-coloured varieties usually with combined shades of pink or red with white. Amaryllis is cultivated for its beautiful and colourful flowers perfect for the holidays.
The amaryllis flower symbolises determination, beauty, and love. The Victorians associated amaryllis with strength and determination because of the plant’s height and sturdiness. Amaryllis can also mean success. The flowers are commonly given as gifts of hard-won achievement.