Lycoris Squamigera by demetriceworley

Lycoris Squamigera

Resurrection Lily*, lycoris squamigera, is an interesting flower. In the spring it produces thin leaves which die. Then in the late summer/early fall it suddenly sends up a single tall stem (2 to 3 feet tall) producing clusters of 6 to 8 light pinkish flowers. It is also called magic lily, surprise lily, or naked lily.

*21st Flower

From his window, a gentleman saw me taking photos in the public space. He came out to see what I was photographing and then proceeded to tell me about the flowers. The sweetest part of his story was when he told me that he had taken these flowers’ bulbs and planted them in his children’s yards: they live in various places across the U.S. He told me that since he had planted the ones I was photographing, I could come back and dig up some bulbs to plant in my garden. I will return to dig up the bulbs in September. =)

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aren't lilies amazing, the variety of both flowers, leaves, and growth cycles is huge
I love that you are going to get some bulbs!
August 17th, 2019  
This is a beautiful lily. I have heard people speak of a surprise lily and it is good to know more about it. How nice of the gentleman to offer you some bulbs!
August 17th, 2019  
@koalagardens @grannysue A long-over-due: “Thank for your kind comments.” =)
September 15th, 2019  
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