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Posted on 07/04/2014


Photo taken on June 10, 2014


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Our Blood Lily is blooming once again after several years absence and really stand out in the garden.

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Scadoxus - Blood Lily ~

The blood lily (Scadoxus multiflorus) is a rhizomatous, evergreen perennial that is native to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The most distinguishing feature of this plant is its flower-head. Its former name, Haemanthus translates to blood flower, referring to the color.
Although they bloom for only a week or two, when they’re in full flower, the blood lily makes quite a conversation piece in the garden. Topping off each 8- to 10-inch tall plant is a huge spherical orange-red umbel of nearly 200 tiny flowers. Each plant will produce only one of these magnificent flower-heads in a season. This short-lived, yet, spectacular sight takes place in mid to late summer.

The leaves of the blood lily are large and thin, remaining green year round. Once the flower heads have stopped blooming, they form green berries that eventually become scarlet-colored throughout winter. These decorative berries can remain on the plant for up to 2 months, making them ideal for use in centerpieces and other decorative arrangements.

Blood lily plants make good container specimens and are excellent as cut flowers.

maorlando (Angela), Василий Касимовский, pajmcb, Prairie Rambler and 6 other people have particularly liked this photo


12 comments - The latest ones
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Beautiful , exotic and exquisite plant ! Well composed and presented !
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Fascinating - have not come across these here in the UK.
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Googled these for sale - none coming up in the UK although The Royal Horticultural Society over here lists them as easy indoor plants, probably due to our varied climate! But I think we'd have to find a source abroad and import them. I see somebody in Saint Petersburg, Florida is advertising them on Ebay for $12.00.
3 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Beautiful flower.
Happy Weekend, Nancy.
3 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Wonderful macro.
3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Marvelous color and detail, very dynamic and beautiful.
3 years ago.
turtlemom4bacon
turtlemom4bacon
Thank you everyone for your comments and visits!
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
WOW!...Absolutely beautiful, Nancy!
Lovely colors!
Great macro!
3 years ago.
maorlando (Angela)
maorlando (Angela)
It is an amazing bloom for sure... a knock-out!!!
Marvelous macro... and your garden is a lovely place for sure!!!
3 years ago.
Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12…
Fantastic!
2 years ago.