15 November 2006

 

Red flowers for Keesie
















There are hundreds of these popping up all thru the forest.



Comments:

Those are interesting, almost like one of the allium family. How tall are they, and how big is the flower?
# posted by BobG : Thursday, November 16, 2006 2:27:12 AM

Are those proteas? Very nice.
# posted by LeeAnn : Thursday, November 16, 2006 4:03:50 AM



Bob I have no idea what they are except beautiful.
The total height above ground aprox 26 inches and the flower 5 inches in diameter

Leeann I posted some very nice protea shots
here


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Wait until the Flame lilies bloom - see them at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flame_lily - they used to be the Northern Rhodesian national flower, but I have no clue whether Zambia still loves them. ;-)
# posted by Oubaas : Thursday, November 16, 2006 2:26:55 PM

I can't help it, but this flower makes me think of a 'johnny mop' :)
# posted by AB5SY : Thursday, November 16, 2006 8:55:23 PM

How gorgeous.
# posted by Kim : Friday, November 17, 2006 1:17:07 AM

them things look like the commode brush after a case of bleeding piles
# posted by GUYK : Friday, November 17, 2006 3:17:43 AM

They look like overgrown Dandelions spray painted red...but what do I know.
# posted by tony : Friday, November 17, 2006 6:36:19 AM

I'm pretty sure these are called *Blood Lilies,* or African blood lilies.

They're in the Amaryllis family. If you like Amaryllis, this will sound strange, because they look very different. Blood lilies look just like alliums (onion family), as Bobg noticed.

One day I will have a nice crop of my very own. They supposedly do well here - although I don't think I've seen any around.

Here's a little more info:
# posted by k : Saturday, November 18, 2006 2:36:46 PM

Comments:
Those are interesting, almost like one of the allium family. How tall are they, and how big is the flower?
 
Are those proteas? Very nice.
 
Wait until the Flame lilies bloom - see them at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flame_lily - they used to be the Northern Rhodesian national flower, but I have no clue whether Zambia still loves them. ;-)
 
I can't help it, but this flower makes me think of a 'johnny mop' :)
 
How gorgeous.
 
them things look like the commode brush after a case of bleeding piles
 
They look like overgrown Dandelions spray painted red...but what do I know.
 
I'm pretty sure these are called *Blood Lilies,* or African blood lilies.

They're in the Amaryllis family. If you like Amaryllis, this will sound strange, because they look very different. Blood lilies look just like alliums (onion family), as Bobg noticed.

One day I will have a nice crop of my very own. They supposedly do well here - although I don't think I've seen any around.

Here's a little more info:

http://www.floridagardener.com/pom/Scadoxus.htm

http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/2626/
 
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