Amaryllis Flower Meaning and Symbol

January 29, 2012 | Flower Meanings And Symbolism

Growing as a tall but lovely flower, amaryllis is native flowers in South African regions particularly in near the cape regions. Other names for amaryllis include belladonna lily or simply naked lily. Amaryllis also must not be thought to be the same with Hippeastrum which is also a flowering bulb that often sold during the winter. The name amaryllis was derived from the Latin word amarysso which means “to sparkle”. This flower mostly grows about 30 to 50 centimeters long with its flower growing about 5 to 10 centimeters in diameter.

 

When it comes to symbolism based on the Victorian language of flowers, amaryllis meaning is being associated with magnificent beauty, shyness and pride or dignity – all as a representation of this flower’s gorgeous appearance. This flower is a perfect gift to your special someone and a perfect way of conveying that she has a magnificent beauty, though you are shy of telling her what you feel. Amaryllis is also a symbolism for dramatic scene. On the lighter side, this flower is used to name female babies. This flower was also used by painters in their artworks to express hidden messages of magnificent beauty and pride. Victorian language of flowers based the amaryllis meaning of modern times on its looks.

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