Official City Flower
When seeking a flower to represent our town, St. Cloud, Florida, "The Soldier City", we intentionally sought out flowers that grow well in our climate and are bright and vibrant. Amaryllis means sparkling in Greek referring to its large star shape, Hippeastrum or horse star - the scientific name of this blossom which can further represent the stars in the American Flag. The red amaryllis became a perfect match to promote our soldier city theme and is easy to plant and care for. The amaryllis self propagates for furthering the availability of the bulbs.