Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Naked Lady Amarillis


Naked Lady Amarillis, Lycoris squamigera. Lycoris squamigera probably originated in Japan or China. It grows very well in California, forming large clumps of leaves early in the Spring and then going leafless with narry a trace until it blooms in mid-Summer with repeated sprays of gorgeous pink flowers. It is also know as the Surprise Lily, Magic Lily, and Resurrection Lily.

2 comments:

MartininBroda said...

Nice pic. I really like Amarillis, have them in pots (5 big ones atm) since years.

The Wayward Hawaiian said...

I used to have some other types of Amaryllis in the yard as well as our climate is pretty close to what they get in South Africa, their native habitat. Unfortunately, some very hungry California Brown snails very much liked my Amaryllis and the rest is history...