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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Midsummer Sunny Flowers - Peruvian Daffodil


Peruvian Daffodil are mid summer flowers.These are white fragrant flowers with green stripes. They consists of 6 petals and a large cup with projecting stamens.

They are noteworthy for their intricate designs and fragrance.

They grow well in the month of July.

Last year, I found them in my home garden, and they got my attention, hiding among the other sweet smelling plants. And then I picked them up and placed them in the front row so everyone could see them in full bloom.

The reason why they are both known as " Peruvian daffodil" and "Spider lily" is because of the fact that their attractive, showy flowers resemble both daffodil and lilies so they are called by this reference.

Its a summer loving flower bud and they do well grown in pots and containers. This plant need a lot of care.

Some common names of this flower include
Spider Lily,
Basket Lily,
Ismene,
Summer Daffodil,
Sea Daffodil.

(Images by me, from my home garden)

5 comments:

Sophia said...

These are so delicate. I've never seen them before.

I can also see why they are called "Spider" lily, because they almost resemble a spider, even though spiders have eight legs.

Crowscious said...

They look really nice. Do these smell good?

birdy said...

Beautiful captures. Spider lily is a wonderful flower. It attract my attention, when I saw spider lily flower on a site while searching for a spider identification. I search for the plant/bulbs in the local nurseries, but did find any there.

mania said...

@ sophia

thanks. yes, they look almost like spiders, going to jump at any time.

@ Crowscious

Beautiful and good things always smell good. isn't it?

@ birdy

Its a summer loving flower. need full sun. can be found in nearby nurseries in the month of June and July. Flowers started withering in the late July and in the month of August.

flower Philippines said...

I want to see them in person i like it so much!

ford

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