Plantidote of the Day 2011-09-30
Belladonna lily, naked lady
Please click on this image and enlarge it -- spectacular!! Corrente's Eureka Springs sent it in, along with the one below, showing how they look in a yard. Wow!!
Belladonna lilies are South African natives well suited to Zones 7 through 10. They're drought resistant and not particularly fussy about soil type. Fragrant, leafless blooms appear in August, when everything else is pretty much toast.
Thanks ES -- wonderful job, as always!!
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