Flower of the Day – Eucharis Lily

I had no idea what this plant was, let along that it flowered.

I didn’t buy this plant, but rather it ‘popped up’ in one of the many pots of plants I inherited when my Aunty Pat passed away. I thought it broad, deep green leaves looked nice and, eventually, I placed it into it’s own pot and watered it as often as I do any other pot I lovingly water (and talk to) on a regular basis.

Image my surprise when, more than 3½ years later, a flower spike appeared. I was amazed and have been keeping a close eye on it development ever since.

Thanks to my friend Lisa, I now know it’s a Eucharis Lily, or Amazon Lily (Eucharis amazonica) and a couple of days ago, the first flower opened.

WOW, what a beauty and there are four more buds on this spike. Yesterday, I spotted another flower spike, so I’m in for a treat as this lily puts on a show.

Now that I know what I’ve been growing in that little pot I’ve investigated how best to grow it to encourage (more) flowering and have selected a perfect spot in my garden where it can live in the ground permanently.

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This is my entry for Flower of the Day photo challenge hosted by Cee’s Photography.

Author: Clare

Ever-expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

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