Red Spider Lily or Hurricane Lily
Red Spider Lily prefers part day sun location. They display spidery red blooms. Originally from China, they are from the Amaryllis family. They attract the butterfly and people!
Musings by Patricia 9/25/2016
Regardless of what the calendar or the weatherman says, I always know when Fall has arrived in my Flower Mound garden when these beautiful late flowers pop up out of the ground. There is one flower to every stem and not a single leaf. The color is always the same and every year they still amaze me. It's as if I have visitors for awhile and I'm reminded to treat them special by giving them a lot of attention. But the truth is, when I received them, I didn't even know their name or what they needed. I found out they are self-sufficient and don't require fertilizer or anything else. All they do is show up and for a period of time, they cause me to smile. As summer comes to an end the Spider Lily comes blazing in and puts on a show!
About 18 years ago a lady came to the office with a bag of bulbs and said her mother was throwing them out and if anyone wanted them, they could have them. I was the only one who took them. Nobody else wanted them. If I didn't take them, the woman was going to throw them in the garbage can. I saved them all! It wasn't until the following year they arrived for an Autumn visit and I was in awe. I find them to be very intriguing and beautiful!
When it comes to gardening, recycling can make you happy. I wonder how many people would be thrilled to get a bag of dirt with some bulbs inside who would take the time to plant them and wait to see what's up the following year?