Flower Profile: Amaryllis

At Jane Bidwell Flowers we know its nearly Christmas when the first of the cut amaryllis arrive in market! So with the festive season nearly upon us, we thought you might like to know a little more info on these beauties! :
  • These large South African flowers are the longest-lasting winter cut flower you can buy, and if treated correctly will last up to three weeks.
  • To get the most out of cut amaryllis, choose flowers in tight bud when they are less suspectable to bruising, and ask your florist to pack them into a box for transporting home.
  • To care for your amaryllis at home, cut the bottom off and insert a cane into the hollow stem to support the weight of the flower head.  When you push the cane in, it should stop just below the flower and should naturally stay in place.   This method should help to double the flower’s life.  
  • In our opinion they make a stunning display during the festive season simply placed in a sturdy vase with some sparkling birch twigs or pussy willow to create a fuller arrangement.
Please feel free to contact us if you need any other help or advice with Amaryllis x

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