Saturday, 4 July 2009

A Worisit ?



I was recently chatting plants with my sister on the phone as we are wont to do. She told me that she had found a plant in her garden which she does not remember planting :) Her verbal description of "Well it's sort of like a frilly white iris" left me scratching my head, so she promised to email me a photo which arrived today. A brief description accompanied the photo "It was in flower about 2 weeks ago and about 12" tall. Just two leaves from the base of what could be a bulb but don't know for sure and quite a fleshy stem"

I am still scratching my head - it looks familiar but I am unable to put a name to it. I will be getting the reference books out but maybe some kind and knowledgeable person might be able to shed light on its identity.

8 comments:

  1. Id does look familiar Anna - but I have no idea what it is - I am sure someone will know.
    :)
    Love the Poppy picture in your sidebar,
    K

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  2. I think its a Hymenocallis Festalis. I bought some this year which havent flowered yet but I still have the large labelthat came with them and the picture looks the same

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  3. I was thinking that it looks familiar too Karen but still unable to put a name to it ! You are quite right - somebody has come up trumps :)

    Thanks so much PG. I have googled and it definitely looks as if that is what it is :)

    Hi Rob and many thanks. It's also known as a Peruvian daffodil :)

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  4. I'm with the Hymenocallis. I bought some bulbs many years ago but they did not do well and never flowered, sadly they were not frost tolerantnd I left in a cold green house during the winter so lost them how careless of me.

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  5. Whatever it is, it looks lovely!

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  6. Whatever it is, it's very pretty. It's funny when things pop up you don't remember planting.

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  7. Glad you were able to get the answer you were seeking...it is a pretty flower indeed!

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.