Hurricane lily

Lycoris radiata radiata

While we wait to see what impact Hurricane Florence will have in our part of the piedmont, here is an appropriate flower.  Lycoris radiata var. radiata goes by various common names, including surprise lily and red spider lily, but I prefer hurricane lily.  These bulbs consistently bloom about ten days later than my other L. radiata var. radiata, suggesting that they’re a distinct clone.

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6 thoughts on “Hurricane lily

    1. Everything is fine so far. Earlier in the week, it looked as though the storm would roll right over us, but now its predicted track takes it in a wide loop around our location. Today was windy, but we only lost electricity for a couple of hours. It looks as though flooding will be very bad down near the coast, though.

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