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Amaryllis along with poinsettia, roses, snapdragons, and Queen Anne's lace makes for a gorgeously lush green-and-white holiday centerpiece by Chattanooga-based floral talent Kakhi Huffaker Wakefield. See story.
Interiors expert Michelle Nussbaumer styles her holiday table with a lush display of ruby-hued amaryllis, roses, tulips, and dahlias along with sprigs of evergreen arranged in assorted vessels. Other table accents include suzani tablecloths, Indian palampores, 18th-century Spanish pottery, and Swiss etched crystal with mountain scenes. See story.
Connecticut designer Carmiña Roth decorates with simple pots of forced amaryllis blooms during the holidays. “The red amaryllis is one of my favorite choices when decorating for the Christmas season,” she says. See story.
Sybil Sylvester's merry and unexpected combination of delphinium, sea holly, amaryllis, and ilex berries is a new Christmas favorite for the editors of Flower. See story.
Pat Roberts and Sherry Spencer, the mother-daughter duo behind Southern Blooms, designed this arrangement with ‘Piano’ garden roses, ‘Red Charm’ peonies, red amaryllis, oncidium orchids, blue viburnum berries, string of pearls succulents, begonia foliage, camellia foliage, nandina foliage, olive foliage, cedar foliage, and curly willow. See story.
Interior designer Jane Schwab enlisted floral designer Jay Lugibihl of In Bloom Ltd. to help decorate her 1923 Colonial-style cottage home for the holidays. Here, he used clear floral tape and fishing line to hang amaryllis, ranunculus, berries, and smilax from the dining room chandelier for a look inspired by the work of British artist Rebecca Louise Law. See story.
In lieu of traditional flower arrangements on this table, New Orleans floral designer Stephen Sonnier styled “runners” made from boxwood garlands and seasonal blooms in varying shades of white, including amaryllis, peonies, and open ‘O’Hare’ and ‘Patience’ roses. See story.
Poinsettia, paperwhites, and amaryllis bring Christmas cheer to a lovely crowd of blooms and greenery in a masterful mix by Kiana Underwood of Tulipina. See story.
In the Maryland country home of event planners Rick Davis and Christopher Vazquez, an arrangement of amaryllis, pine cones, holly, and evergreens sits atop a circa 1800s trunk found at an antiques store. See story.
Tricia Foley keeps simple Christmas decorations beautifully serene, incorporating organic touches with what she calls her “50 shades of white.” She prefers single-flower arrangements, and white amaryllis are the stars of her floral show in winter. See story.
Floral designer Laura Dowling's vase of poinsettias, lilies, amaryllis, roses, evergreens, and berries makes a stately focal point in an entryway. See story.
White amaryllis mixes with greenery, tallow berry, and viburnum branches in a creation by Diane Joyal of Bowerbird Flowers & Apothecary in Raleigh, North Carolina. This vase was one of many she arranged while collaborating with a trio of talents to show off a newly redecorated home for the season. See story.
Ray Jordan and Janet Jackson of FlowerBuds mass deep-red flowers of amaryllis, ‘Freedom’ roses, and scarlet spray roses in a heart-shaped silver vase, adding a dramatic exclamation point to this neutral corner. See story.
For an amaryllis topiary, Greg Campbell of Garden District in Memphis demonstrates how to make an impact using just one variety of flower and a few of his trade secrets. See story.
Of Christmas colors, Barry Dixon says, "My reds and greens are rarely traditional ones. I love citrine and magnolia-leaf greens, and the reds lean towards orange and vermillion." Here, a vase is filled with limes, magnolia leaves, and white amaryllis. See story.
Tom Mathieu's chic bundle of apricot 'Rilona’ amaryllis with kiwi vine reminds us that not all amaryllis are red and white. See story.
In Charleston, Heather Barrie of Gathering Floral & Event Design saw a whitewashed wall as an ideal canvas for this burst of coral blossoms including ‘Rilona’ amaryllis, bromeliad buds, lisianthus, and ranunculus. See story.
Michal Evans, one of Atlanta’s premier floral and event designers, accentuates the luxe decor of interior designer Suzanne Kasler's home with a painterly arrangement of ‘Mocca’ amaryllis, ‘Babylon’ dahlias, cymbidium orchids, sedum, gypsy dianthus, and jasmine vine. See story.
A small artistic arrangement features amaryllis ‘Tarantula,’ anemones, mixed eucalyptus, painted plumosa, poinsettia, and foraged bits. Floral designer Holly Carlisle created this piece and many others to set an ethereal mood when styling the home of artist Ashley Spotswood for the holidays. See story.
Growing Amaryllis Flowers at Home
Garden designer and expert P. Allen Smith shares his tips for growing amaryllis in the video below. Early to mid-November is the perfect time to plant to have flowers in time for Christmas festivities, as the bulbs take 4 to 6 weeks to bloom.