Monday, June 22, 2009

Trivia Monday

Peruvian Daffodils, these plants have a variety of common names such as spider lily, basket flower, crown-beauty and sea daffodil.
It grows from an elongated bulb with linear, jade-green 18 to 24 inches tall. The leaves appear before the flowers, which appear in early summer on scape's 24 to 30 inch's high. From two to four white, spidery flowers with six slender reflexed petals back a 2-inch long and wide-frilled cup.

10 comments:

Mildred said...

I absolutely love these bulbs! I've always thought they look so whimsical but I've never had any of my own. Hope you are enjoying the day.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

They are such a fascinating flower. On blogs is the first I had seen them. I really like their look.

Sara said...

Hello, I am just stopping by from Barbara's blog (a bit belatedly) to congratulate you on winning that lovely teapot! I saw a sample of the real thing while my husband and I were staying with Barbara a few weeks ago and she showed me how to make a proper cup of tea (no microwaving tea bags in mugs of water like I usually do!)...

Your blog is very interesting, and I will be back to visit again.

Sara

Dina said...

Shalom Patsy, thanks for your visit to Jerusalem. "Hosana in the highest..." I like the hymn too.

I can't stop looking at your banner. Wow, what a trailer! Memories of volunteer time at Heifer Ranch--we used to walk after the baling machine and throw the square bales up on a truck or a small trailer, always on the hottest Arkansas day of the summer.

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, they are so pretty, Patsy! Are those in your garden?

Love your header picture, too. Now that it's finally hot and dry, they are all trying to cut and dry the hay around here, too, before the next rain gets here. And it's so darn hot, isn't it? Even have to get out there and water now.

Have a nice evening!

Hugs,

Renie

Shellmo said...

pretty and I enjoy the trivia!

bennie and patsy said...

I had these in my lily bed when we lived in Texas.

Darla said...

That is beautiful.

Charlene said...

Hi Patsy,

We have been out of town for the week-end to a family reunion near Conway. Had a good time but always glad to get home. Your flowers are so pretty.

Stay cool

Linda J. said...

I have never seen these before. They are lovely!