Monday

crinum


This past few months I came across this very large clump of leaves growing and it just kept getting taller.. I had no idea where it came from, or who in the 6 years I've lived in this house, planted it.  Each day there after I watched it get taller and taller.. almost 3' now.  This was the first year it grew. (?))



Then one morning I walked to the back of the property and there was a "Pink Bud" starting... hmmmm, wonder what that is? A stalk came out of the ground on the side of the plant, not in the center?  I went to the internet looking for images of flowers, bulb and seed?


I came up with this....

    "Crinum"

Crinum were first described during the mid-18th century by Linnaeus.   Crinum species are found in Africa, the United States, tropical Asia, the Carribean, and Australia.   In recent years, several new species of Crinum have been identified in Madagascar.

In the United States crinum have been cultivated for nearly two centuries.   They are quite common in the South, California and Gulf Coast areas, but may be nearly unknown in northern states.   Old cultivars have been found at cemeteries, in bar ditches, and old homesteads, testifying to the hardiness of the species.




 Very nice indeed!  Now I do have "Red Amaryllid " in the front yard and they look similar to this and from what I have read, the "Crinum" is in the same family.  The spot in the back of the yard is really hard dry soil and I want to dig up this bulb and move it, maybe in the Fall? Wonder if there will be off shoots and more than one bulb?





I went out this morning with hopes of getting another shot (photo) of the plant, with more than one Bloom opened but our really violent Thunder storm, and heavy rain last night really did some damage to the blooms.. yes, it's all broken on the stalk... oh well, guess I'll have to wait till next year to see it again.



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19 comments:

Tracy said...

Hi Sandy - What a cool surprise you got! It's very pretty - too bad the thunderstorm beat it up on you. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I have to say that my poor flowers are finally protesting the heat and dryness. No rain in site, so guess it's time to drag out the sprinkler. I have heard that people that live in FL leave in the summer. Must be fabulous to have warm enough weather to garden in the winter though!

Faith said...

Oh Sandy, this is so pretty and delicate a flower...and yet in all the heat, it looks cool and inviting. What a nice surprise in your garden...

Lourie said...

Those are so pretty.

Darla said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and please drop by anytime. I read your profile, quite impressive! I too have crinums also known as cannon ball lilies because the bulbs grow huge.

Granny J said...

I'd never heard of it but it is beautiful. You might be able to transplant it after the leaves all go brown. I'd dig a good sized area around it to see if there are more tubers. Good luck moving it.

perennialgardener said...

What a gorgeous surprise! :)

Alea said...

I love finding surprises in the garden! However, as tickled as I am with my surprises, none have been as lovely as your crinum!

Sherry said...

It is always nice to find such a lovely surprise in your garden. I enjoyed my visit here and plan to spend a little more time before leaving. Thanks for you nice comment and for visiting my blog.

Suzanne said...

I wish the garden fairies would plant something like that in my yard! It's gorgeous!

Jean said...

Sandy, I would love to find that lovely volunteer in my garden. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the info about it and for joining Bloomin' Tuesday. Jean

Meg said...

Hi Sandy ,
That Crinum is beautiful and I am glad you were able to enjoy it before the storm destroyed it. A late frost killed my lilacs that I have been waiting three years to see bloom. Hubby and I are celebrating our 28th anniversary this month and I found much truth in your anniversary blog post that I can relate to. Happy Gardening Blessings Meg

shannon i olson said...

That is beautiful, what a surprise!!! Glad to meet you, I have been looking around your blog...I have a hoya plant.... it has never bloomed, it is inside and grows like a madman. I hacked 3/4 of it away because you couldn't even see the obelisk it is on. I wonder if it ever will bloom?? I was almost ready to ditch it but now that I have seen this beautiful bloom.. I think I will keep it. I am glad you like ND Kitchen! Thanks so much for your comment!

Maria Berg said...

Do not move it let it be and you will have the flower next year to.

What a nice surprise to find it - I want one to! MB

Karen said...

Hi Sandy, I just dropped in to check out your blog and stayed way past my bedtime! From the crinum to the bobcat to the anniversary and children postings, I was fascinated. Any idea where the crinum came from? I'll be back, thank you for sharing! Karen

Love Bears All Things said...

What a gift! Have you brought topsoil or flowers & dirt from other places or people? Sometimes we get more than we thought when we do that..maybe the bulb had lain dormant for years...you don't say how long you've been there or how old the yard is...I have seen daylillies, iris and daffodils come up where they've been tossed...I would definitely cultivate this Lily.
Mama Bear

Linda said...

What a wonderful surprise!Just beautiful!

Gale said...

Lovely flowers...and thanks for you comment on my "Caption This" pic. It wasn't posed...can't pose a two year old (the youngest) and the big brother did that all on his own.

Now it's their new favorite thing...I have one older boy and they were all doing this in the kiddie pool day before yesterday.

Heidi said...

Hi!
What a nice surprise for you. At first I thought it might have been what we call "pink ladies", but it looks a little different from those. They pop up all over around here in August/Sept.
Too bad the storm knocked it down, but it will be something to look for next year!
Thanks for linking to Heart and Home!
XO
Heidi

Zoey said...

What a great surprise. I love when that happens to me!