Just what the oxblood lilies, Rhodophiala bifida, were waiting for. I had noticed them just coming through the ground but the speed with which they sent forth this bloom was remarkable. The lilies were a gift from Zanthan gardens last year on September 18th. MSS just pulled them out of the ground when they were in flower and I brought them home and kept them in a vase of water until they finished flowering, then put them in the ground. The flowers this year may be a little smaller but I put that down to the move. I am just thrilled they made it. They are popping up all over town thanks to the rain this past week.
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