Plants Related to Amaryllis With Bright Flowers

There are so many plants related to amaryllis. The amaryllis family of plants incorporates not only the amaryllis but many other bright flowered plants as well. While all of the plants that are in the amaryllis family have thin leaves that look like straps, most will have nice -sized blooms bursting with color.

Hurricane Lily

Hurricane lily, Lycoris radiata, is an easy to grow perennial that is also called the red spider lily. Stalks do not have leaves and are 18 to 24 inches tall with bright red flowers in clusters. The flowers have long anthers that contribute to the spider appearance. Leaves will appear after the flowers have withered. It blooms during hurricane weather season in October. Plant the hurricane lily in partial shade to full sun in any soil type. Propagate via summer clump division. It is grown in USDA Plant Hardiness zones 7 to 10.

Summer Snowflake

Summer snowflake, Leucojum aestivum, is an easy to grow perennial that is also called the giant snowflake. Leaves are thread like and 1 to 2 feet long in a downward bending form. Flowers are somewhat fragrant, bell shaped, and 1 inch wide. Flowers are white with a green spot near the tip of the tepal. Plant the summer snowflake in any moist well-drained soil in full sun to light shade. Propagate via division every three to five years. It is grown in USDA zones 4 to 9.

Aztec Lily

Aztec lily, Sprekelia formosissima, is a perennial that is also called orchid lily, Jacobean lily or St. James lily. Leaves are strap like and 20 inches long appearing in the spring. Flowers are showy and red, approximately 5 inches wide. The plant will get about 12 inches tall. Plant an Aztec lily in full sun with regular watering. Propagate via offsets. It is grown in USDA zones 8 to 11.

Society Garlic

Society garlic, Tulbaghia violacea, is a drought-resistant perennial that is also called the pink agapanthus. Leaves are grayish green and narrow, approximately 12 inches long. Flowers are lilac, lavender, or pink and tubular. Fragrant blooms smell like a hyacinth. Plant the society garlic in light sandy soil in full sun. It will also tolerate shade. Propagate via rhizome division during dormancy. It is grown in USDA zones 7 to 10


Daffodil, Narcissus spp., is a fragrant easy to grow perennial that is drought tolerant. It can be known as a narcissus, jonquil, Lent lily or Easter flower. Leaves are strap like and have a drooping growth while getting 6 to 30 inches long. Flowers are on stalks and between 4 and 24 inches tall. Generally, they are white or yellow but there can be some with pink, red or orange. Plant the daffodil in well-drained neutral pH soil in partial shade with morning sun. Water this once a week for the best growth. Propagate via seed or by bulb division. It is grown in USDA zones 4 to 9.

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Tina Samuels has been a full-time freelance writer for more than 10 years, concentrating on health and gardening topics, and a writer for 20 years. She has written for "Arthritis Today," "Alabama Living," and "Mature Years," as well as online content. She has one book, “A Georgia Native Plant Guide,” offered through Mercer University; others are in development.