I was so tempted to title this post, “Want to See A Naked lady”?
because that’s what this is, just beginning to open what will be beautiful and fragrant pink flowers.
They are also called Surprise Lily, Resurrection Lily or Magic Lily and are a member of the Amaryllis family.
In early Spring around here this plant sprouts green strappy leaves that die down. Then in mid summer the thick single stalk pops up and and whorls of pink flowers are quickly opened. These are very popular in the gardens as they require no care at all except careful guarding from the dreaded lawn mower man.
I’ll post a daily pix of the flowering of the Naked Lady. This photo was taken at 12:30pm Central Time, July 22, 2008. You’ll see, she will rapidly be fully clothed.