Lily?

grice38July 24, 2014

Hi

Does anyone have any idea if this is a lily only there doesn't seem to be any flowers, it didn't flower last year either?
Thanks

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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Do these leaves dry up in the summer?
Did you find any large globlet like flowers that looked like an oversized Crocus at that spot last fall?
If so, that is a Colchicum. If not, I have no idea what that would be.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 4:53PM
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thedecoguy

Eucomis ?

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 12:20AM
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abgardeneer(Z3, Calgary)

Not a colchicum... doesn't resemble one, plus the foliage will have already gone dormant on colchicum in that area (and even here, much further north).

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 1:03AM
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alisonoz_gw

Is some type of Velthemia a possibility?

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 2:11AM
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lilliebelle_pnw(8)

Could this possibly be dracaena sanderiana? This plant is grown inside in most areas of the US but can be planted in the ground in tropical areas such as South Florida. It does not flower at all.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 2:23AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

The OP is in the UK. First part of the answer is, no, they aren't lilies. And it won't be a tropical if it was also there last year.

Now as to what they could be. Firstly, can you tear a leaf and tell us if it smells of onion?

If not I'd probably go with Thedecoguy's suggestion of Eucomis. Possibly E autumnalis. They need full sun to flower and will do so in late summer/autumn.

Here is a link that might be useful: Eucomis

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 6:26AM
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shadeyplace(7)

rhodea?

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 7:56AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Rohdea (sp) would be fairly improbable. I've never seen it here and can only find one nursery which sells is.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 8:25AM
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thedecoguy

Rohdea leaves much darker and leathery.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 10:07AM
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shadeyplace(7)

Yes, I know that but wondering if this was in too much sun. The leaves are the same shape and have the same habit.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 10:42AM
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grice38

hello

Thanks for all your suggestions, I have been out and torn a leaf it didn't smell of onion.
The leaves die back in the autumn leaving nothing there. it was in shade last year but I have cut back trees around it, so far it has been in full sun.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 3:59PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

OK - that settles it. If it isn't evergreen it isn't Rohdea.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 4:29PM
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shadeyplace(7)

certainly not. but what?

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 8:43AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Well, Thedecoguy and I, both based in the UK where the OP is, think it is very likely Eucomis. So all we can do is give our opinion and await confirmation from the OP if it blooms.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 9:28AM
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grice38

Thanks will keep you posted.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 4:18PM
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