Thursday, October 09, 2008

Corfu- flowers # 3

I'm sharing pictures of these very pretty flowers, that I saw in Corfu, in the hope that someone will be able to tell me their name. My friend thought they were a variety of alium and they also look like a trumpet lily but I have been searching google and not found a match. I was fascinated by the way they grew, and they looked really attractive, I couldn't stop taking photos.

2007: Jonny did it
2006: Tyntesfield House

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At 9/10/08 20:36, Blogger Tiggerlane said...

I'm a flower idiot. I'm guessing lilies. Surprise lilies, maybe?

They sure are pretty! (OMG...that sounded Palin-ish...sorry about that!)

At 9/10/08 21:40, Blogger Jan said...

We've always called these "naked lilies" because there are not leaves with them.

At 9/10/08 21:54, OpenID daffy said...

I've no idea but they are fabulous!
oooh and the post person delivered me a fabulous book today. Do you know anything about that? ;o)
Thanks lovely lady! (and for the little note too. :o) xx)

At 9/10/08 22:15, Blogger storyteller said...

These are BEAUTIFUL flowers, but I’m sorry to say I have no clue what they might be.
Hugs and blessings,

At 9/10/08 23:45, Blogger ChrisB said...

jan that is a very good name for them

daffy hope you enjoy the book. I'm just starting on the second one

tiggerlane I was listening to a bit of Palin's latest speech on the news earlier.

Storyteller with a little help from john(my WW source) we have decided they are a variety of Nerine lily.

At 10/10/08 01:03, Blogger Alison said...

I know!! I have them all over my garden. They are called Naked Ladies and they are a form of amaryllis. they are a bulb and green, long leaves sprout in the spring and then they die back. in the fall the pink flowers bloom. they grow wild around here and multiply like crazy.

At 10/10/08 08:09, Blogger ChrisB said...

Thank you Alison, they are very pretty I would love to have some in my garden, but I don't think our weather conditions would be right for them!

At 10/10/08 13:13, Blogger kitten said...

I see some one else already called their name, Naked Ladies. There is another name, but it has slipped my mind at the momment.
here it is...Surprise Lily, Magic Lily, Naked Lady
Latin: Lycoris squamigera

At 10/10/08 13:18, Blogger karisma said...

No idea! But they are lovely!

At 10/10/08 16:02, Blogger john.g. said...

Chris, Amaryllis, Nerine, same thing.

At 10/10/08 20:31, Blogger Sally said...

Are they agapanthus?

At 11/10/08 06:56, Blogger Pamela said...

I was going to say they look like Amarylis, and I see someone already noted that.
They sure are pretty.

At 11/10/08 09:25, Blogger wendishness said...

I've got no idea but wanted to say they are so pretty!


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