Wednesday, July 24, 2013
i squealed like a girl...
when i came downstairs this morning...
and saw that the spider lily had bloomed!
this is its fourth year blooming for me...
and i delight in seeing it each year.
it's a week earlier than last year...
but it has been warmer.
Perhaps the summer's most magical bulb, spider lily pops up seemingly overnight, with its colorful flowers sitting tall upon a single stem. The exotic look of the long petals and stamens accounts for the common name. It also bears the monikers hurricane lily (because of its bloom season) and naked ladies (because the flowers appear without leaves). With trumpet-shape blooms that resemble an amaryllis, spider lily forms a brilliant border in partially shaded places.
Light: Sun,Part Sun
Plant Type: Bulb
Plant Height: To 2 feet tall
Plant Width: To 1 foot wide
Landscape Uses: Containers,Beds & Borders,Slopes
Special Features: Flowers, Cut Flowers, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Butterflies, Tolerates Wet Soil
info from BHG.com