There’s not a lot blooming in my yard right now. This summer’s heat has really taken a toll on my landscape beds. One plant that blooms like clockwork in late July and early August in one bed is the Magic Lilly (Lycoris squamigera) also known as Surprise Lillies or Naked Ladies.
Here’s the same group on 8/8. So pretty!
The former owner of our home planted these bulbs and I’ve enjoyed them each of the 19 years that I’ve lived in our home.
This plant sends up a clump of long, strapping leaves in the spring. The folliage dies back about the same time daphodil folliage disappears.
Magic Lillies are a fun plant to grow and a surprise each summer.