More Information About Amaryllids
Sometimes botanists come up with shorthand forms of "official" scientific terms to use in place of longer words. In the case of Amaryllis relatives in the family Amaryllidaceae, botanists use the shortened term "Amaryllids". Other examples of this scientific shorthand are aroids (family araceae) and irids (family iridaceae). Like all plant groups, there are gardeners who collect amaryllids and are always looking for the next rare or unusual amaryllis relative. Here at Plant Delights Nursery, we have an enormous on-line plant catalog and have searched through it to create this mini-catalog of amaryllids that look great in the perennial garden.
Amaryllids are a group in tremendous taxonomic flux with few taxonomists agreeing on what is and is not a true amaryllid. With that said, the plants currently classified as amaryllids we sell here at Plant Delights Nursery include; Agapanthus, Allium (Ornamental onions), Amarcrinum (Crindonna), Ammocharis (Sand crinums), Crinum (Crinum Lilies), Habranthus (Rain Lilies), Hippeastrum (False Amaryllis), Hippeastrealia, Hymenocallis (Spider Lily), Lycoris (Surprise or Hurricane Lily), Narcissus (Daffodil), Nothoscordum (False allium), Rhodophiala (Dwarf Hippeastrum), Scadoxus, Sprekelia (Aztec lily), Sternbergia (Fall Crocus), and Zephyranthes (Rain Lilies)
Instead of selling dormant mail order bulbs, we grow our amaryllids in containers and unless you are in a country that requires us to bare-root your plants, our mail order bulbs are shipped growing in containers, which in many cases makes them easier to re-establish in the garden. We offer a huge selection of hardy amaryllid bulbs for sale including many new and unique plants that have never been offered before. When you are ready to buy amaryllids for your garden including rain lilies, crinum, surprise lilies, and many more, check out our online list of amaryllids for sale. Buy bulbs in the Amaryllis family.