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green and white floral arrangement featuring amaryllis by floral designer Kakhi Huffaker Wakefield

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. Get the full list of materials for this arrangement and see photos not published in our recent Nov/Dec print feature on the designer by clicking the button below. Photo by David Hillegas 

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Interiors expert Michelle Nussbaumer styles her holiday table with a lush display of ruby amaryllis, red roses, edelweiss, and greens from the garden in assorted vessels. Other table accents include suzani tablecloths, Indian palampores, 18th-century Spanish pottery, and Swiss etched crystal with mountain scenes. Photo by Melanie Acevedo

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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. Photo by Tria Giovan
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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. Photo by Laurey W. Glenn

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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. Photo by Kip Dawkins

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closeup of flower-adorned chandelier

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. 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. Photo by Laurey W. Glenn

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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.

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Poinsettia, paperwhites, and amaryllis bring Christmas cheer to a lovely crowd of blooms and greenery in a masterful mix by Kiana Underwood of Tulipina. Photo by Nate Underwood

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The chest sits under a natural-wood mullioned window. Decorating with antiques and choosing such architectural details are how event planners Rick Davis and Christopher Vazquez made their new country home look like an old farmhouse in St. Mary’s County, Maryland.
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. Photo by Jenn Verrier

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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. Photo by Marili Forastieri

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Floral designer Laura Dowling's vase of poinsettias, lilies, amaryllis, roses, evergreens, and berries makes a stately focal point in an entryway. Photo by Erik Kvalsvik

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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. Photo by Catherine Nguyen

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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.

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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. Photo by Jay Adkins

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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.

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Tom Mathieu's chic bundle of apricot 'Rilona’ amaryllis with kiwi vine reminds us that not all amaryllis are red and white.

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Heather Barrie's Spring Palette arrangement

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. Photo by Christopher Shane

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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. Photo by Erica George Dines

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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. Photo by David Hillegas

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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.

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