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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Ox - Tongue Lily blooms again

That wonderful mysterious plant the The Ox - Tongue Lily bloomed again

I keep forgetting about this pot of bulbs I set in the ground a few years ago - it was a gift from a friend and ended up near the bottom of the garden as there was nowhere else to put it at the time

Pottering around down there a few weeks ago I found they had shot up again and the flowers were making a valiant effort to look interesting
I'm sure if I moved the pot so it was more visible (as in a different spot in the garden) I'd remember where they were and appreciate the flowers more
and possibly the bulbs would multiply 
Will have to ask at the local nursery and see if the know the answer

This photo is from last year and shows what the leaves look like
They shoot up after the flower has died down
And because she doesn't like to be left out of anything
Here is my helper on the day
One curious cat called Kiera

Click on the photos to enlarge

Now this person finds them as fascinating as I do

However if you like to click on the links below
you will go to a couple of other posts I published previously
 about this very interesting bulb
You'll find lot of information there about the lilies  and their care  

What plants do you have in your garden that are considered 'different' ?
Do you garden for interest or show?

You might see more showy interesting plants and flowers over here at


  1. I don't think I have ever seen this plant before! It's fascinating! An interesting series of photos!

  2. I haven't seen it before either. Very interesting!

  3. It is a pretty flower and a new one for me. Thanks for sharing. Cute shots of your kitty too.

  4. We have suddenly seen an unusual little outcropping of small orange flowers on a stretch of highway we travel each day. Could these possibly grow wild in Oklahoma? I know that is doubtful but we do wonder what these orange flowers are that we are seeing. They are probably 8 inches tall at the most.

  5. I've never seen one of those before. Thanks for sharing. I learned something new.

  6. Hi Cathy, Last year when we thought we were going to move, I dug my Ox tongue lillies and put them in a pot ready for the move to our new home. They did flower this year but the stems were very short. Now we have decided to stay I should find a new spot in my garden for them.

  7. That is an odd little plant - I love how it's leaves appear after the flower. I have a Daphne that I think is an odd little plant. In the mid-atlantic par of the US, it blooms in February. It's considered a small evergreen shrub. The scent of the flower is heavenly but only last for about a month making you wish that it's fragrance would linger a while longer. But then it's back to being a shrub again.

  8. I don't have anything in my garden that looks quite like that, but I have some plants that are native and I have no idea what they are! Why is it that they grow at an angle though? I've never seen a flower bloom that way.

  9. Wow. What a unique flower, I don't believe I have seen one of those before.


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