Friday, July 24, 2009

Who is This?

I took this picture outside the Academy of Ballet Studio in Hampton after class. Sure is a pretty lily....but no one knows anything about it.



should add the name, thanks to Tina... Lycoris squamigera

18 comments:

  1. That is known as a naked lily or pink lady lily. The foliage comes up in the spring, dies back, then in the summer all of a sudden these beautiful and fragrant lilies pop up. They are a favorite of many and a great passalong. Mine just began blooming here too.

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  2. Queen... you angle the camera so perfect that it looks as if the flower is glowing at its core. The protruding stigma look very much like my favorite flower, SENDUDUK.

    Have Fun Queen Janet
    ~ bangchik

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  3. Here is a link to these lilies. I thought it might not be an easy thing to Google the common name. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/517/ Here is the Latin name. Lycoris squamigera

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  4. Janet, I think Tina is right. Whatever it is, it's lovely! I also love your new blog's header picture! Thank you for your comments on my blog!

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  5. Hi Tina- you are the best! Big thanks for the ID. As I said, the ballet studio has multiple outside 'caretakers' -- and no one knows what anyone else plants.

    Bangchik- The picture really came out interesting--the sun was shining really bright- so I used my hand to shade the bloom while I snapped the picture.

    Tatyana, back from fishing? That was some fish!! The flower is really pretty-- we were surprised to see it on Wednesday. Glad you like the header picture...it is a canna!

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  6. Well done Tina! I love that plant, but would never have guessed it. H.

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  7. A beauty! Love those, but don't have any. A good old-fashioned plant.

    Cameron

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  8. That is one lovely flower. Glad Tina could ID it for ya.

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  9. What a beautiful soft pink! Sorry I don't know its name either but it is beautiful.

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  10. Aren't these gorgeous. We always called them surprise lilies as they pop up from nowhere-well actually as Tina says in the spring they grow leaves that die back and you forget about them.

    Great picture and now you can tell all your friends at Ballet school. BTW-ballet?? Sounds very interesting,

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  11. ooh, I planted some of these last fall. Now I'm really excited to see if they bloom. It's beautiful. I was going to say the way the stamens protrude remind me of an amaryllis.

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  12. wow, I can't believe your naked ladies are already out!!

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  13. Hi Helen - yes it was nice that Tina came to rescue IDed the flower!

    Cameron, good morning- I don't have any in my garden either but they are worth considering.

    Hi Linda, thanks, yes - yea Tina

    Collen, hi there. Looks like we know now, thanks to Tina.

    Beckie, greetings. Yes they are very pretty. Given the bed they were in one could easily missed the foliage in the spring. I will tell my ballet buddies. yes...ballet. :-D

    Good morning Kathleen, I thought at first it was some kind of amaryllis. Great flower.

    Hi there Ginger, It is in a microclimate...up next to the building in a raised -bricked in garden area.

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  14. My grandfather grew those, and they are truly magical.

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  15. Ooh the famous 'Naked Lady', thought I recognized it just from the photo. :)

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  16. Ok so she's naked. I can handle it. You did capture her grandly.

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  17. Hi Digital Flower, thanks, appreciate it.

    Hi Sweet Bay, seems many have had this beauty over the years.

    Racquel, hi- I will know who she is now!!

    Anna, good morning, thank you very kindly.

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