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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Starfire Lily Not Stargazer {Oops}

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The Starfire Lily is a fascinating plant. I knew it was a starfire lily when I initially wrote this post. I had stargazer reeling around my head and information on starfire on the bar. Thanks to astute readers I stand corrected. It's a bulb you plant partially above the soil line. It grows rapidly. It is in the amaryllis family.



It took about four days to fully form this sphere. It shot up fast after all of our recent rain. My friend Miss Nola gave this bulb and another one to me. If you see one of these bulbs buy it and enjoy what it does.

happy gardening
Olive


26 comments:

  1. Hi Olive, I’ve seen this plant and had no clue what it was. It’s very beautiful and interesting. I love the color of this one. Thanks for sharing, now I know. Hope your summer is off to a great start.......

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  2. Beautiful!It reminds me a little of an allium. Does it smell good?

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  3. A very unusual lily Olive - I must keep my eyes open for one.

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    1. I have a Stargazer lily in the garden, but assumed that you had a different name for it. Starfire definitely suits it better - thanks for the update.

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  4. Aren't they amazing? I'm always so taken with how fast they pop up and bloom. It's almost like overnight.

    Judy

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  5. Really neat! I don't have any of those in my yard.

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  6. So beautiful!!!
    Have a great weekend :o)
    ~Des

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  7. It's gorgeous! I love the color and the spikey blooms. Will they come back every year in the pot?

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. Such pretty photographs. National Geographic will be calling!

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  9. Olive, that's not a stargazer lily; this is:

    http://theresawecker.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=120823756



    S
    xo

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  10. How pretty. I have never seen on or heard of one before. Beautiful.

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  11. Wow! That is so pretty...I have never seen one of those...I am going to have to check it out!! Have a great weekend!

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  12. It's gorgeous! Amazing the shapes they can form.
    Brenda

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  13. Very interesting . . . It is the first time I have seen a Stargazer Lily. It looks like the purple/blue Allium. A conversation piece for sure, I am going to look for one!

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  14. I agree it does look like an allium. I love globe flowers and this is a wonderful color.

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  15. That is lovely! What a spectacular and fun blossom. What an amazing Creator - who came up with design after design after beautiful design - to place in this world for us to enjoy.

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  16. Oh, it's lovely! Such delicate, yet big, beauty!

    xo
    Claudia

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  17. I have never seen these before! Aren't they spectacular! And PINK!!!

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  18. This is a lovely lily!! Fun watching it open up I bet!

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  19. This is the first one of these I've seen - I think. Now I will probably see them everywhere! So pretty and unique. Thanks Olive! Ann

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  20. I'll never believe another word you say - Hahahahaha!!!!! Like I would know the difference. I thought it was a daisy!

    You are such an honest soul. Good for you!

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  21. LOL, I understand! I do the same thing. Your starfire lily is gorgeous and new to me. I see so many pretty bulbs out there, but haven't planted many. I think we're on the edge of the hardiness zone for a lot of bulbs and I have to lift them in the fall, and I'm a lazy gardener. :)

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  22. Boy, wouldn't a field of them be beautiful! Hope yours multiplies for ya.

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  23. No matter the name... it's simply a lovely lily. xox

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