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I planted one bulb last year and it has multiplied to more than 15 bulbs.
This is a bulbous herb with leaves growing after the flowers. The plant flowers in an umbel which is an inflorescence which consists of a number of short flower stalks which are equal in length and spread from a common point, somewhat like umbrella ribs. The pictures show six and four flowers in the umbel. The flowers open one by one. They look attractive when many bulbs are planted in one part of a garden. Lilies are monocot flowering plants or Angiosperms as evidensed by the number of petals which are trimerous with the flower parts such as petals or sepals or tepals in threes or multiples of three. In this case the number is six. Learnt a few botonical terms such as Umbel, Spath, Scape, Tepal, Sepal, Petal and many more. I will post a separate blog explaining these terms which are very interesting.


Four flowers in an umbel.


Leaves emerging after the flowers.
Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein



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sharad

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Radicalfarmergal

4296 posts in 1835 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1555 days ago

What a stunning and beautiful flower, Sharad. Does it have medicinal or culinary properties or is it an herb because it is a herbaceous plant?

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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jroot

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 1555 days ago

Very pretty. It reminds me somewhat of an amaryllis, but smaller. Nice. Thanks for sharing.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1555 days ago

you have the more gorgeous colours in your flowers!! Just beautiful.
as for parts of a flower I know there are leaves and petals :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Penny

318 posts in 1907 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1555 days ago

Those are just gorgeous!

-- Gardening is Great Therapy!!.....Georgian Bay area....zone 5b

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davidc61

417 posts in 1606 days
hardiness zone 4

posted 1555 days ago

That is one beautiful flower, you can just imagine how nice a whole bunch would be, you certainly know how to grow some great flowers, well done Sharad

-- David, Adelaide South Australia. Every day I wake up breathing is a good day!

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donjoe

220 posts in 1558 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 1555 days ago

That is so lovely to look at. Very pretty.

-- Donnie in sunny South Carolina

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Greenthumb

2287 posts in 2392 days

posted 1554 days ago

Awesome looking flower. What a difference a few thousand miles makes for growing plants.

a wee bit envious here

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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sharad

1620 posts in 1789 days
hardiness zone 11

posted 1554 days ago

Thank you all for your comments.
Robin, it is not a herb. Some of the species have medicinal properties but some are poisonous. I am not sure where the above lily falls.
Jroot, it certainly resembles amaryllis.
Debbie, you hardly know anything about flowers botanically.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Bon

7374 posts in 2352 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1554 days ago

Beautiful flowers Sharad.Thanks for sharing them.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Iris43

3793 posts in 2202 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1554 days ago

Very pretty flower, Sharad. It really does look like an amaryllis. It also looks like a flower we call a surprise lilly. I’ll have to look up the botanical name for the surprise lilly. It grows long strappy leaves in the spring which then just die away. Later in the summer a stock grows up from the bulb without leaves and the beautiful umbel of six to eight flowers blooms.
What other colours do crinum bloom? You certainly have some very interesting and colourful flowers, Sharad.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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sharad

1620 posts in 1789 days
hardiness zone 11

posted 1554 days ago

Iris , I was eager to know about amarlylis as Jroot and u mentioned about the similarity with my flower above. A little search convinced me what you say. The surprise lily ((Lycoris squamigera) has several other names like resurrection lily, magic lily and naked lady with appropriate meanings. The bulbs are however very poisonous.
The crinum lilies come in different colors like white, yellow and pink as far as I understand.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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davidc61

417 posts in 1606 days
hardiness zone 4

posted 1554 days ago

Lycoris squamigera I think is the name Iris is looking for, I have planted some in my front yard. I walk my dogs around a dam not far from home and those lillies are all around so I borrowed some ( he he ). I must not forget to return them…..................

-- David, Adelaide South Australia. Every day I wake up breathing is a good day!

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Iris43

3793 posts in 2202 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1553 days ago

Yes, that’s it! Last summer was the first time bloomed although I had them in the ground for many years. And it did surprise me. One day the flower stock with the flowers were just there! I do like your crinum lilly Sharad. I wonder is they would grow here, even if it meant they had to be dug up for the winter.

David61, why do I never find a place from where I can ‘borrow’ such lovely flowers? 8^)

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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sharad

1620 posts in 1789 days
hardiness zone 11

posted 1553 days ago

Iris, I doubt if they grow in your zone which is a bit too harsh for the crinum lily. Some of them are reported being grown in US zone 7-8. There may be some varieties which can stand cold weather. I will keep a watch.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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oceanisle

22 posts in 1554 days
hardiness zone 8

posted 1552 days ago

That is Beautifully unique. Nice.

-- Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

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Sandra

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hardiness zone 8a

posted 1170 days ago

Sharad,
Sandra :)

They are so beautiful!!

-- http://www.joeandsandrashippies.blogspot.com

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Aileen Edword

121 posts in 1191 days

posted 1146 days ago

Hi Sharad
They r so prettyyyyyy…..................

-- http://www.mightygarden.com/flower-gardening.html

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