Amazon Lily


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Common Name: Amazon Lily
Botanical Name: Eucharis grandiflora (YOU-kar-is gran-di-FLO-ra)
Decorative Life: 7-10 days.
Post Harvest Care:
  • Remove bottom leaves if present, recut stems under water and place into a fresh flower food solution.
  • Susceptible to chilling injury.
Family Roots:
  • Member of the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis family).
  • Native to Colombia and Peru.
  • Related species include onion, Narcissus, Nerine, Zephyranthes.
Personality:
  • Tubular flowers with flared petals and a central cup to 3 inches across occur in a cluster of 3-6 at stem end.
  • Stems leafless, to 12-18 inches long.
  • Plant is a herbaceous perennial from a bulb.
  • Flowers have sweet fragrance.
Availability: Hard to locate, no regular times.
Flower Color: White.
Storage Specifics: 45-59 F, individual flowers stored dry in airtight boxes and misted with water.
Tidbits:
  • From Greek "eu" (good) and "charis" (attraction), in reference to the blooms.
  • The specific epithet name grandiflora means large flowers.
  • Used in corsages and wedding arrangements.