A beautifully purple-flowered giant lily-like plant

snasxs(7-8 VA)October 10, 2009

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tugbrethil

Wow! It's gorgeous! But we may not be able to help you until we can see the rest of the plant. Please forward more info.
Thanks! : )

    Bookmark   October 13, 2009 at 4:18PM
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fishman49(AL 8b)

It looks like it might be Fritillaria persica, a plant I would like to have someday.

Don

    Bookmark   October 29, 2009 at 10:05AM
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tugbrethil

Rats! Some lilies grow here, but none of the fritillaries. Oh well. : ]

    Bookmark   October 30, 2009 at 4:52PM
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snasxs(7-8 VA)

I have a full-shot photo. The leaves are closer to the base.

Although I admire fritillaria persica, these flowers are obviously more lily-like.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2009 at 11:22AM
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tugbrethil

I finally googled Fritillaria persica and it's obviously not that, but I still don't have much idea of what it could be. Is there a purple variety of Cardiocrinum? But that would have heart-shaped leaves. Still more info needed!

    Bookmark   November 9, 2009 at 5:03PM
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snasxs(7-8 VA)

Finally, the answer. This is Notholirion campanulatum.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2012 at 3:34PM
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