Thursday, August 27, 2009

What's Blooming at the Cottage???


Anyone know what this lovely flower is? I kind of think it might be from the lily family. They come up in late summer just here and there in the yard. The little old lady that owned this cottage before me probably planted them in the 1950s. They are a shrimp red in color, darker than pink, but not quite real red. No leaves, just a stem. They bloom for about a week. Anyone know what they are called?





6 comments:

The Catnap Cottage said...

I stumbled on a picture on the internet - seems these are spider lilies. They are Asian and Middle Eastern in origin and come in about 22 different looks, some yellow, white, etc and a few really "out there" shapes.

http://www.imaginatorium.org/sano/higanb.htm

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

I have no idea what they are...but I am in love with them!!! When you find out for sure what they are please, please let me know or post it. Oh my goodness but they are beautiful!!!
Hugs~Sharon

BailiwickDesigns said...

They remind me of curled ribbons. I think I'd prefer calling them ribbon lilies to spider lilies! (I have spider phobia). ::Jill

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

YES!! I just found a photo of spider lillies and there was even a pic of the coral colored one that you have!! Spider lillies are on my list for future planting!! Aren't they just so tropical looking?? Beautiful!!

Maria Sinelnikov Farber said...

They are lovely. I have never seen them before.

Lori said...

i love the color of your Lily and the unusual shape...i really liked your groovy post...you found some really cute things...and i don't know if you planned it that way...but it matched perfectly with your blog background!!!