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dj77
Canterbury, CT

May 23, 2013
6:45 AM

Post #9530913

My father had it just bloom in his greenhouse and has lost the identification tag. The plant is nothing to look at but the blossom is approximately 8" in diameter and very striking.

Donna

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rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 23, 2013
8:20 AM

Post #9531012

Wow! Looks like a firework going off,I hope you get an ID on it.
pniksch
Frisco, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2013
9:39 AM

Post #9531124

Its a beautiful flower. I grow all sorts of tropical and have never seen it. You may get a quicker ID if you post your pic on the plant ID forum. I'd like to know what it is as well!
artemizia08
Rockledge, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2013
10:05 AM

Post #9531171

To me it's looks like Blood Lily (Scadoxus multiflorus). Similar are blooming right now in our Florida garden.

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 23, 2013
10:11 AM

Post #9531181

I could go for that if it's in front of a pot of bananas,leaves are throwing me .

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2013
12:48 PM

Post #9531366

That was my first thought too. Flower looks like a blood lily, but the leaves are all wrong.

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2013
12:51 PM

Post #9531373

Or maybe not. Looked it up in Plant files, and here's what the leaves look like on the blood lily.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/132333/

I thought they were more long and narrow like amaryllis leaves, but, guess not!

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 23, 2013
12:56 PM

Post #9531378

You nailed it Dyz. IMHO.
dj77
Canterbury, CT

May 23, 2013
7:19 PM

Post #9531856

Thank you everyone, I looked up Blood Lily and yep, you nailed it! Thank you!

Donna

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