Happy Spring!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

What is this?


 A sweet friend of mine gave me some little bulbs that had divided.  She had received them from her sister.  We don't know what it is...

(***Thanks to Nan Ondra, we have a gloriosa lily (Gloriosa rothschildiana or Gloriosa superba 'Rothschildiana')!  Thanks, Nan!  I just looked up the information.  Now I need to read it!!)


 The plants look like this:

 The leaves look like this:


And the flower looks like this:
Great, isn't it????
:-)

19 comments:

Nan Ondra said...

Hi, Shady! Looks like you have a gloriosa lily (Gloriosa rothschildiana or Gloriosa superba 'Rothschildiana'). You're so lucky; I've tried it several times with no success, but yours looks very happy!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That is really nice.

Darla said...

I agree with Nan!!

Patsi said...

Oh that's too much fun.
You have a mystery on your hands.
Pretty flowers and leaves.

Muffy's Marks said...

Cool, They are unique!!

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Stunning!! Definitely lily-ish, but not one I hae seen before. Lucky you!

Randy Emmitt said...

Shady,

It is very cool and it looks very happy. I think Nan nailed it, not seen them in person that I can recall.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi All!! Thank you for visiting and leaving your comments. And, Nan! You definitely nailed it! I looked it up... now I need to read more about it. :-)

Andrea said...

That is a flower i also very much appreciate, when i see it in my Indian blogger friends' blogs. It really looks glorious.

Christine @ the Gardening Blog said...

Shady, I planted Gloriosa for the first time a few weeks ago - still waiting for them to emerge from the soil. Can't wait! They look SO pretty in your photos.

Gail said...

it is delightful.

troutbirder said...

Heard of it. Never saw it. Now I know. Really neat. Is it zone 4 hardy? Probably not. :)

Shady Gardener said...

Not Hardy!! But we treated them as we would an amaryllis... just let them dry up, cut off the foliage and left them in the pot until Spring.

Nutty Gnome said...

Nice plant, but no idea what it is - except that it looks vaguely lilyish!
I've been catching up on what you've been up to whilst I've been galivanting round foreign parts!That baltimore Oriole is stunning ...wish we had birds like that over here!

Rosemary said...

What a lovely plant... made more special as it was a gift.......sometimes they turn out to be the best.

Patrick's Garden said...

Looks fantastic. I've only seen in catalogs. Would love to see in person. Looks great in a container.

Carolyn @ Carolyn's Shade Gardens said...

That is a very unusual and beautiful flower. I will have to look into it.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Liz, Gallavanting sounds great! :-)

Rosemary, isn't that one of the best parts of gardening??

Hi Patrick, it was Great in person... now I hope it blooms MORE next year! :-)

Hi Carolyn, You'd like it!

Judy ~ Through My Garden Window said...

What an interesting plant! Don't you just love those mysteries? Your new flower bed is going to be beautiful next year - doesn't it just drive you crazy waiting for it?