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#123660 Sep 4th, 2007 at 01:04 PM
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A friend has tons of these in her yard. I don't know how to post them without having a photobucket. Can I email them to some people? they are very tall and red. They almost look like an octopus at top. Please help me! [img]http://s217.photobucket.com/albums/cc37/LorisPixs/[/img]

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http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc37/LorisPixs/flower1.jpg

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I've never seen anything like those before...the leaves make me think it might be a bizarre daylily cultivar

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on second though, maybe surprise lilies?


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They are certainly surprise lillies. They are neat flowers. Thanks!!!!

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Lycoris radiata, or "Spider Lily" is the name I know them by. :wink:

My guess would be that the foliage you see there
doesn't actually belong to them, but probably to a daylily
that has grown in above them.
Lycoris usually blooms before it sends up any foliage,
and it frequently gets over-planted because it remains hidden
most of the growing/planting season and is often forgotten about. blush

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I have em in my yard too, but at the present, they do not look like this pic. I see the orginal poster is in Canada area, so that may be why they full bloom in that pic.

Some people call them "Spider lillies", I was always told they were called "Naked Ladies" due to in the fall of the year, a stalk shoots out of the ground, then the bud get bigger then opens (looks like flower in pic), last of all the leaves shoot up and stay green all winter. During the late spring the whole thing dies back. When I see Naked Ladies...Fall's around the corner.


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'spider' and 'surprise' are both Lycoris. Zuzu is correct that yours are commonly called 'spider' lilies due to their resemblance to spiders.



The others mentioned are called 'surprise' lilies due to their emergence with no foliage.


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http://s217.photobucket.com/albums/cc37/LorisPixs/

There - that seems to work better - now I can see the pictures . . . here's another way of putting it on (highlight the bottom code in the window) . . .
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc37/LorisPixs/flower1.jpg

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Sorry - I know, somebody else did the same thing - sorry for doing it twice.


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very nice.


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i love those. i got bunches from my daughter last year, and shared them around. here, they are also called hurricane lilies because they bloom during hurricane season.


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