I wonder if anyone remembers a post I did
earlier in the year on my old blog
about the Ox Tongue Lily
that lives at the bottom of our garden
Click here for that post
Its a strange bulb like plant that flowers bare
The leaves come up a lot later
after the flowers have died down
Those photos were taken in March this year
and 'guess what'
as my G/children used to say
Fiddling around that end of the garden
the other day
(Fiddling around 'cose it was too cold to saunter around lol
this is what I found
A large plant pot with big leaves and no flowers to be seen
There they were
The large green 'tongue'shaped leaves growing out
close to the spot where the flower stalks appeared
just like the plant info says
Blood Lily - Haemanthus coccineus
The bright red flower heads of this gorgeous bulb emerge between February and April. They're an unusual bulb, because the flower emerges before the leaves and is bright red - hence the common name. The leaves are just as distinctive. This plant is also known as the Ox-tongue lily because the leaves are big and look just like an ox tongue. They certainly create drama and intrigue in the garden.
Nature is wonderful isn't it!
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