Can someone tell me what the name is of this lily?

caroline_2008(Z 6)July 23, 2008

Just found this today laying down in one of my beds, I have several lilies but none close to this one. It has a hollow smooth stem. Not the best picture but can post a better one later. Information please.

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greenguy1(z7 Maryland)

It's Lycoris squamigera, also known as "Resurrection Lily" or "Naked Lady," both names because you get foliage in the spring which dies back in early summer, and are then surprised during the summer with a tall, naked stalk of flowers. I've always thought they smelled a lot like those orange candy circus peanuts.

Botanically, it's not a true lily, in the Amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae).

- Steve

    Bookmark   July 24, 2008 at 7:09AM
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caroline_2008(Z 6)

Thank you so very much, I had always wanted some and my
daughter has some, she doesn't live close to me, so
some where along the way , she must have planted one
for me. I am so glad to have one and I thank you.

Have a great gardenening day ;-))

    Bookmark   July 24, 2008 at 8:30AM
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