surprise lily – amaryllis belladonna

7 Aug

surpriselily2013 005Surprise lilies are beginning to open throughout the garden.  These come up as clusters of strap-like leaves, about 15″ long, each Spring.  They die back completely by late Spring and it’s easy to forget they’re there.  In late Summer, long (15″-24″) stems emerge with circles of pink lilies.  Also called Resurrection Lilies, Painted Ladies, Naked Ladies, and a variety of other names, they’re a nice late Summer surprises in any garden.  surpriselily2013 007Be sure to plant them among other flowers.  Otherwise, when the leaves die back you’ll be left with a bare patch for most of the season.

4 Responses to “surprise lily – amaryllis belladonna”

  1. Mona August 7, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    So beautiful………..

  2. taphian August 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    They really are very beautiful flowers, I know them from Greece.

  3. Forest So Green August 7, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    Very nice color 🙂

  4. violetski August 15, 2013 at 2:47 am #

    They are so beautiful , Donna!
    What a lovely light pink color❤❤❤

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