Monday, July 14, 2008

Mystery plant

In the spring of 2007 I planted 3 hostas in the front of my house. No hostas came up, but instead, this did. Last year it was just the leaves and I figured it was some kind of lily, most likely a daylily.

Here it is from June 23rd. I no longer think daylily, but I have no idea what it could be.

This one was taken June 31st. The stem is rather thick. Thicker than any daylily I've ever seen before. I start researching it a bit online and decide it might be a clivia.

The following photos of if in flower are from this past weekend.

I've since changed my mind on it being a clivia. The flowers are all wrong. Also, like a daylily, the blooms are only open for one day. However, the stem is still very thick and not like other daylilies I've seen.

Now that I have some pictures of it in bloom I think I'll be taking them to local nurseries to see if anyone knows what it is.

Thanks to Rachel for the links to a place that has way more daylilies than I thought imaginable! Here are some options of what it might be. Let me know what you think:
None of them seem exactly right, but they're pretty close.


rachel whetzel said...

Yep. Daylilly. I think I even have one like it... It's a shorter one than too. They come in all sorts of variety's... HERE is a site that I LOVE looking at... maybe you can find your bloom here?

rachel whetzel said...

poop. Here's the link...

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

Chris....I think it is an amaryllis...they come in varying colors...mine are can see my layout with the amaryllis flower on tallyscrapper....

~Mel said...

For the record, I'm envious of your garden!!!

Holy daylillies batman

Vanessa B. said...

Mystery it! Why isn't my gardening that exciting? My excitement comes from how long I can keep something alive. :) Hope you're doing well and love the garden!

Leah said...


Christine said...

a flowering Aloe!

lol. I have no clue but your garden is beautiful!