Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Surprise Lilies not a Surprise This Year!
This year I finally had the chance to watch the amazingly rapid emergence of one of my favorite flowers, the Surprise Lily. It is so named for its seeming overnight emergence and the bountiful blooms it displays on single sturdy stalks!
Also referred to as Resurrection Lily, Magic Lily and Naked Lady, it is really not a lily at all. The botanical name is Lycoris squamigera and it is a member of the Amaryllis family.
View the emergence of this spectacular landscape specimen and consider it for your garden or woodland edge plantings!
What’s blooming in your flowerbeds now?