It’s the battle of the bulbs.
The Eucharist lily, Hippeastrum and Crinum Jagus are trying to out-do each other in the garden. At least they appear to be doing so. And if they really are, I’ll be the last to complain.
It’s as though each is putting on a show to prove that it’s lovelier than the other two lilies.
And the Crinum Jagus is definitely no less beautiful even if its name leaves a lot to be desired.
The phrase ‘swamp lily’ doesn’t exactly conjure the prettiest of pictures. It brings to mind thick, gooey muck – which belies the purity of the lily.
When I moved them from the porch where they were growing, they were not too pleased.
The disgruntled bulbs protested and the leaves suffered burnt marks as they adjusted (rather ungracefully) to the blazing sun.
I turned a blind eye and willed them to brave the heat. They didn’t disappoint.
The new leaves are blemish-free. They have acclimatized well and seem to be flowering more often now that they are situated in full sun.
I’m glad there isn’t really a battle between the three bulbs. If I was asked to choose a victor, I’d have to concede. How can anyone possibly choose between the three?
Care and propagation: Partial, to full sun; garden soil, water moderately. Propagate using bulbs (plant with the necks slightly exposed)