A true Garden Entertainer is Lycoris squamigera (resurrection lily). This plant is in the amaryllis family. Often called Surprise Lily or Naked Lady, the early spring foliage appears alongside that of daffodils.
Where daffodil leaves have a more pointed tip, Resurrection lily leaves have a rounded tip. The other, most significant difference in these plants deals with their blossoms. Daffodils bloom in early spring, whereas Surprise Lilies are blooming right now. They began growing here a week or so ago. Pretty much the first of August.
Called Naked Ladies by many people, there is no sign of foliage when these plants bloom. A stem with a flower bud suddenly begins to show through the soil, growing taller every day. At about 2 feet tall, the flowers begin to appear!
Enjoy the "Garden Entertainer!" :-)
An Exceptionally beautiful flower! :-)
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