Monday, July 20, 2009

Odd

This unusual plant is coming up in one of my garden beds where I planted some green calla lily bulbs I bought last spring. I think it must have been a "freebie" that the vendor threw in for me. Odd, but charming little thing, I have no idea what it is.

Post Script: VW of VW Garden has been kind enough to help me identify this mystery plant as a Pinapple Lily, (eucomis) from South Africa! Thank you VW!

13 comments:

Gail said...

That is a nice surprise! I wonder what it is! gail

Miss Daisy said...

Yes, I agree, odd but BEAUTIFUL! Don't you love nature's mysteries?

Darla said...

What a unique looking plant. I'll be curious to know what it is.

VW said...

It reminds me of pictures I've seen of pineapple lily. Good luck on the ID!

VW said...

How fortuitous - I just visited Janet's blog and she has pictures of pineapple lilies, what do you think? http://thequeenofseaford.blogspot.com/2009/07/land-in-between.html

Sheila said...

VW, you are right! It is a pineapple lily (not related to the actual pineapple plant)! Thanks so much and I went over to check out The Queen of Seaford and hers looks exactly like mine. Thank you so much for your help!

Janet said...

Hi Sheila! Yes yours is a nice pineapple lily! Here is a link to a picture of mine when it was just starting to bloom. http://thequeenofseaford.blogspot.com/2009/06/eucomis-sparkling-burgundy-and-more.html

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Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

I don't know what it is but it's really lovely. What a nice surprise. -Jackie

Heather said...

I love freebie surprises that turn out well. That is a pretty one!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a pretty surprise!

Layanee said...

The pineapple lily bulbs cost a fortune here. Nice score!

VW said...

Wow - a lucky guess for me! I remember seeing an article about purple-leaved pineapple lilies in one of my hort magazines a while back. It was by one of those famous hort professors (Armitage or Dirr, maybe?) and he was quite impressed with them.