This is not a vase.
This is a pot
I was given a large bulb in the Spring by my lovely Mum but I cannot remember what it is.
Let me know if you know, here is a close up.
So not a vase but an extraordinary specimen in a pot.
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Have a great week.
Donna@Gardens Eye View said:
What a lovely plant…looks like a spider lily of some sort!
Wild Daffodil said:
I bought 5 of these lilies, (from Wyevale Garden Centre) they all came up, only one flowered. The one that flowered had a lovely sweet scent but the flower did not last long. Maybe they will do better next year.
I think perhaps that is where mum got mine from. I just bunged it in its pot and stood it on the raised bed so I would remember to water it. I think it liked the heat earlier this month? Don’t know. Mums hasn’t appeared either.
Whatever it is, it is amazing! Some kind of very elaborate lily. 🙂
Thanks Cathy it seems it is a spider lily. It sure looks exotic to me. I did nothing more than stick it in its pot and stand it on the raised cutting bed so I remembered to water it. Think it liked the hot dry spell.
What a fabulous specimen, looks very exotic. I think Donna is right about it being a spider lily ….
Spider lily seems to be the consensus. Thanks Kate.
I’m sure, that by now, someone has suggested that it is Hymenocallis x macrostephana or spider Lily. My Mum used to get a little home sick for England and used to grow these and pretend they were daffodils, I read somewhere they were called Peruvian Daffodils too! I seem to remember that they had a scent. You have a lovely specimen, and quite right to post it uncut!
Hi Noelle and thanks. Interesting to hear that your mom grew these as she couldn’t get daffodils to grow. Perhaps they can deal with the heat better than a daffodil can?
I think it is Peruvian daffodil, Hymenocallis festalis. It is lovely.
Hi and thank you. That seems to be the consensus.
Yes, very lovely, whether in a vase or not – and I am glad you were able to get it identified…serves you right for not labelling it in the first place!! I wonder if you will be able to keep it for next year or will it be like hippeastrum which potentially can but it practice usually doesn’t…
I suspect the latter
It is indeed Hymenocallis, what a stunner and fragrance too. Lovely.
Eliza Waters said:
I grew some of these once, but failed to dig the bulbs at the end of the season, alas. It smells wonderful as I recall.