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Tie-dye Naked Ladies

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By Diohio


Tie-dye Naked Ladies

The Tie-dye Naked Ladies are in full bloom right now. The bulbs have really multiplied since last year. I've never seen a flower with this color before. Its neon colors actually glow.



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Amazing colours for sure. Wonder how they thought of that name?

26 Aug, 2008

 

The flowers are much nicer than the name. lol

26 Aug, 2008

 

They got the name "Naked Lady" because in the spring the strappy foliage comes up and then fades away leaving nothing at all. Then in August, seemingly out of nowhere, the flowers suddenly appear, looking a bit "naked" because there's no foliage, just the tall flowerstalk and flower. They're also known as Surprise Lily and Resurection Lily.

26 Aug, 2008

 

Thanks for the explanation Diohio. I still don't like those names though. There should be a nicer name for such a beautiful flower.
All the best, Hywel

27 Aug, 2008

 

I just learned that they're also called Magic Lily and Hurricane Lily, and sometimes Spider Lily.

27 Aug, 2008

 

Diohio,
Where did you get them? I love them!
Lisa

28 Aug, 2008

 

Lisa, I got them in 2002 from Plant Delights. See if the link works here

http://www.plantdelights.com/Catalog/Current/Detail/03821.html

Right now they're sold out but you could probably put your name on the list for next year. Their picture doesn't do them justice at all. They're $15.00 there.

Bulbmeister has them too........for $14.95, see if this link works...

BulbMeister shttp://shop.bulbmeister.com/nursery/nursery.html?q=Lycoris&l=25&z=0ells

28 Aug, 2008

 

So great to hear from you again ! Your posts are fantastic as usual. I really love the look of these lilies and Plant Deights is my favorite mail order catalog ! Looks like my name will be going on the list too !

30 Aug, 2008

 

Oh Thanks Flcrazy ! It's been a crazy buzy summer and I havn't had much time for the computer.
I love Plant Delights too ! I hope you get these.........you won't be sorry ! Be sure they get plenty of sun though.........I had mine in part shade at first and they barely got foliage and no blooms at all for the first 2 years. After I moved them to sun they took off !

30 Aug, 2008



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