Saturday, July 12, 2008

Alien lily?

A neighbor gave me a few of these more than two years ago and I've never known what they were, but they've survived, blooming only once or twice a year. Why it would bloom right now in this heat with no supplemental watering is beyond me. Anyone know what it is?

Our huge green-leafed Texas sage has also decided to bloom now, instead of earlier in the week when it got some rain. Very strange. Our other more silvery-leafed Texas sage is more typical.


Annie in Austin said...

Hello Iris,

I've seen it on other blogs as White Spider Lily or Peruvian Daffodil.

According to Leslie in California, it's Hymenocallis narcissiflora and is very tough.

My Texas Sage just started on Saturday, too.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Iris said...

Thanks, Annie! Now it will have a real name when I get my bloom day photos posted. That crazy sage has now dropped half its blooms.