Blood Lily

ltran54(9)June 23, 2010

I bought this little plant at a garage sale 4 years ago on the way to work in full bloom, without knowing it's named or how to care for it. By the time I got off of work, the bloom already cooked (inside the car)because Texas heath was up in 100 degree. I was sad, but kept it in the pot. The year after that I got few more came back with it and since, I gave away 5 bulbs and still have 12. (I planted in 3 spots and got total of 12 blooms this year. The bloom came first and the leaves came after the bloom was gone. That is way sometime people wonder where are the leaves.

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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

Well done! I'm glad you had a great display this year. And the leaves are interesting, too. A special bulb...

(They are also a bit frost tender but do 'come back'.)

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 11:03PM
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izharhaq

Very nice, here is my Heamanthus multiflorus, I already posted in another thread in this forum, right now it has finished its blooming and has grown a very nice foliage:

Izhar

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 2:25AM
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bluebonsai101(6a PA)

I do love these plants as they are very reliable in pots here in zone 6 as well and produce flowers every year. Izhar, just so you know, this is Scadoxus not Haemanthus. Mine are also in flower now. Lovely pics from both parts of the world :o) Dan

    Bookmark   June 24, 2010 at 9:12AM
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izharhaq

Hi Dan, thanks for correcting me... :) do these plants multiply and produce offsets?

Izhar

    Bookmark   June 25, 2010 at 12:17AM
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ltran54(9)

Izhar, these bulbs are very easy to multiply, but not in pot. (they do better in the ground)
I bought one bulb in 2006 and now total of 17 bulbs in 4 years.
I wish the bloom last longer, because it is so pretty.
Marie

    Bookmark   June 25, 2010 at 4:00PM
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izharhaq

That is a great rate of multiplying... :) i have mine in ground too... hope it does the same as of yours, so i could gift this plant other to gardening mates :)

Izhar

    Bookmark   June 26, 2010 at 7:48AM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Lovely. They bring back my childhood memory.
Thank you for posting those pictures.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2010 at 8:51AM
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ltran54(9)

Last year I digged most of the bulbs up and put them in 3 pots, some still on the ground. They didn't bloom very much. I searched the internet and found out they didn't like to exposed their roots. When you exposed the roots, they don't bloom that year. They are in full bloom right now. Few more still coming.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2012 at 7:38PM
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sun_worshiper(FL 9b)

Awesome! These are one of my favorites. Mine are in bloom too. I got 5 flowers this year. Can't wait for the clumps to increase!

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 11:12AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Wow, fantastic.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 12:37AM
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pjives

A friend from work gave me 2 plants last fall. After they died down I planted them in the front garden. I was amaz ed at how quick they came up. One day the leaves were about 3" tall and in less than a week the blooms were on! I can't wait to see what they do next year...I'll be sure to move them to TN when I leave FL and my daughters would love to have some I'm sure!

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 9:26AM
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