Today's bloom is Scadoxus Species (Scadoxus multiflorus)

Bloom of the Day for August 16th, 2009:

Type of plant: Bulbs

Bloom color: Red-Orange

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 8b to Zone 11

Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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plantladylin wrote:
What an amazing bloom! I've never heard of this plant and am going to read about it. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photo!

Petalpants wrote:
Wow! Such a beautiful and unique flower ... =)