can you cut the blooms on an amaryllis and use in a flower arrangement?

Asked January 31, 2015, 5:00 PM EST

can you cut the blooms on an amaryllis and use in a flower arrangement?

Wake County North Carolina cut flowers horticulture

1 Response

Yes, amaryllis make beautiful cut flowers! Here are a couple of links below. Jeana Myers

"Used as cut flowers, amaryllis will last for 6 to 12 days. Cut the stem neatly with a sharp knife and place into a tall container filled with water almost hot to the touch. Let the water cool for a few hours and then arrange. Amaryllis does best if not arranged in floral foam. Re-cut the stems every two to three days and repeat the hot water treatment. Keep flowers in a cool location at night."
http://www.hfrr.ksu.edu/doc1980.ashx

http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing/pages/HORT/HORTLF63.PDF