Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Lycoris Squamigera

aka:  Surprise Lily, Magic Lily, Resurrection Lily, Naked Lady

In the spring there was a pile of long green leaves growing here.
Now, the surprise.

Starting on July 27, 2010


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August 2, 2010


  1. I like their other name -- Naked Lady!

    Ours are blooming here as well.

  2. So pretty! Yours are very full. Mine don't seem to be increasing over the years. I've seen several blog posts featuring these ladies in the last week or so, and I keep forgetting to go check if mine are even up yet. Will have to do that tonight.

  3. Aren't they pretty. My Dad has some blooming now. I may get a few. Had them many years ago and it is always sort of a surprise when they pop up.

  4. All of that in a week? I need those. That will curb my instant gratification problem.

  5. Don't you love 'em! I have a bunch of "singles" strung all around in many different places. I forget how they got there :)

  6. OH! I love those! Finally got some more from my mom last fall--I just read this weekend that they might not bloom for several years yet--but they did put up foliage last spring--so I am still encouraged! I think that is my favorite surprise this time of year!! And I call 'em naked ladies too!!

  7. Those are the most interesting of the lilies as they just pop up from what seems like nowhere! Beautiful shade of pink too....

  8. I bet a guy came up with the Naked lady name. ;0

    It is pretty, no matter what you call it.

  9. ~Martha
    It's fun too.

    ~Cherry Lane
    Maybe this year, they're fuller.

    It really easy to forget they're out there until they start sprouting.

    They tease you earlier in the year with just leaves. Then you think they've died when this happens.

    That's fun. I see them around town a lot. People have them tucked in little spots.

    Mine skipped blooming last year after having bloomed for 3 or 4 years. I was worried they'd worn out or something, But they're really putting on a show this year.

    The blooms even have a tint of blue on the points. Really a show.

    Probably. :-)

  10. That's so amazing! I've wanted to know what those would look like. Wow. Wow. Wow.

  11. I haven't seen those since I was a young girl. I love them. Yours are beautiful. Do they have a scent?



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