Monday, November 08, 2010

Amazon Lily

Amazon Lily
Eucharis grandiflora
(YOO-kuh-riss) (gran-dih-FLOR-uh)
Synonym: Eucharis amazonica

This native of Central and Southern America is a great plant. It is considered a bulbous perennial and can bloom twice a year under the right conditions. The flower stalks resemble a Daffodil and bear 3 to 10 fragrant flowers each. They are easy to grow inside and enjoy a shady spot in the garden with plenty of water during the summer. By all accounts it is a very long lived plant whose cultivation can bring years of enjoyment.

We are having a sleet storm out today. It is windy and really raw outside. I had an appointment to look at a new garden today but that will have to wait until tomorrow.


Dejemonos sorprender said...

Here where I live is not, may be too far south. nice picture, the flower is really beautiful..

pietrzyk said...

Here in Poland there are none.Beautiful.Greetings Andrzej.

lotusleaf said...

Yes, the Amazon lily blooms for me twice a year. It has a delicate fragrance too.