09 October 2007

Disco lily

Nerine sarniensis, naturalized on the Channel Island of Guernsey, supposedly after a Dutch ship full of bulbs wrecked on the coast, hence commonly called a Guernsey lily. Because of the awesome metallic gold sparkles, my wife has decided it is to be called a disco lily.

Imagine a (sparkly) scarlet-red Agapanthus, but deciduous like Amaryllis. I think I'll be planting more of these next year.


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2 Comments:

Blogger lisa said...

Speaking as a teen from the disco age-very appropriate! Even the Disco Duck would approve!

10/12/2007 3:46 PM  
Blogger Fin De Fichier said...

A number of Amaryllidaceae have the sparkles. Among plants that can be grown outside your ultra-salubrious climate, one of the best for it is the "Hardy Amaryllis" - Hippeastrum X johnsonii, which is zn 7 hardy with correct siting.

10/29/2007 12:45 AM  

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