Do You Think This Is A Large Embarrassed Dandelion? The Blood Lily

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Do You Think This Is A Large Embarrassed Dandelion? The Blood Lily

No, this is a Blood Lily also known as a Firecracker Lily and it always blooms for Memorial Day. It only lasts a few days but is so unusual and so pretty that I can't wait to see it. I only have two bulbs and haven't had any success in having them multiply so I guess I will have to order more. You can get them on the internet here. 

Blood Lilies grow in Zones 7-11. The blossoms reach 6-10 inches across, place in average to moist spots or they container well.

I think it's appropriate that it blooms on Memorial Day Weekend when we all need to remember our heroes.

Blood Lily

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and don't forget to remember.


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Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Perky little fella there Toni. I guess you have to be if you're only around for a couple of days.

May 26, 2012 05:36 AM #6
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

The blood lily does look like a fireworks display Toni.

Enjoy the weekend.

May 26, 2012 05:55 AM #7
Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers
The Durango Home Team - Durango, CO
Selling Durango CO homes to good people like you!

Wow Toni.  I've never seen one of those around Houston.  They are gorgeous!

May 26, 2012 06:08 AM #8
Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

Toni, what a great shot!  Love it...I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!  Stay safe~!

May 26, 2012 06:24 AM #9
Ron & Alexandra Seigel - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Marketing


I love that lily and it is like an explosion...I will have to order some, they are beautiful, and you are right very appropriate for Memorial Day...have a wonderful relaxed weekend. A

May 26, 2012 07:48 AM #10
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Hurt, VA

Toni-Very unusual looking but very beautiful. It is fitting it comes out for Memorial Day. It is too bad it only last a few days though. Have a safe and restful weekend.

May 26, 2012 08:45 AM #11

Howdy and morning Toni

Toni my friend, that sure is a mighty fine looking Firecracker Lily bloom, and photo shoot of it.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

May 26, 2012 09:25 AM #12
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!

Toni,  I love that.  It does look like a big embarassed dandelion.

May 26, 2012 09:30 AM #13
Toni Weidman
Re/Max Sunset Realty - Trinity, FL
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Larry and Sheila - it is a great looking bloom.

Rich - it does last about 5 days but then the stem starts to droop over. Sometimes we stake them up.

Tom - I like the name Firecracker Lily better. The history of the blood lily name is rather gloomy.

Jeanne - they probably grow there but most people don't seem to know about them.

Kristen - thanks. You take care too.

Alexandra - your garden must be a riot of color like ours. We both like everything! Have fun this weekend.

Sharon - it is beautiful and looks even brighter when the sun is on it. Take care of yourself this weekend.

Dale - thank you.

Belinda -  It does, thanks! Hope Rocky is having a great weekend. (you too, of course).

May 26, 2012 12:40 PM #14
Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Broker - NYC

Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend Toni!  Lovely picture of the blood lily.

May 26, 2012 01:14 PM #15
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

It does look like a large "embarrassed" Dandelion, Toni:-)  I'm not sure I've seen a Blood Lily before!

May 26, 2012 02:10 PM #16
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Toni, this is beautiful, and I had one in purple in full bloom about two weeks ago - just beautiful!


May 26, 2012 04:07 PM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Toni--haven't seen one like this but wow, with that fiery color it makes me think of fireworks.

May 26, 2012 05:21 PM #18

Howdy and evening Toni

Toni my friend, I stop by to see if you had posted anymore blog post today, I don't like to visit blogs of folks and not leave them a comment. Hope y'all are having a fine weekend.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

May 26, 2012 09:50 PM #19
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Keller Williams Realty - Redlands, CA
(909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
Hi Toni, You are so right; it does look like a big fire cracker.Thanks for sharing. Have a great MD weekend.
May 26, 2012 10:13 PM #20
Ginny Gorman
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Toni, have never heard of this bulb and I love flowers and cultivate blooms extensively...thanks for the share & isn't it interesting how it blooms on Memorial Day weekend!

May 27, 2012 04:43 AM #21
Toni Weidman
Re/Max Sunset Realty - Trinity, FL
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Jennifer - thank you; you have a great weekend too!

Myrl - I haven't seen them much anywhere either. I bought the bulbs years ago but can't remember where. 

Joan - I haven't seen a purple one-sounds lovely.

Kathy - It looks like an exploding burst of fireworks and is very lovely.

Dale - thank you for taking the time for a second comment! 

Kristin H - I hope you are getting in some relaxation time.


I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

May 27, 2012 04:46 AM #22
Toni Weidman
Re/Max Sunset Realty - Trinity, FL
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Ginny - we must have posted at the same time. It is interesting and so appropriate. Happy Memorial Weekend.

May 27, 2012 04:47 AM #23
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Toni, I love the look of this flower - so dramatic.  It doesn't look embarrassed at all, it looks bold and proud to me.

May 27, 2012 07:12 AM #24
Toni Weidman
Re/Max Sunset Realty - Trinity, FL
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Mona - you're right, it is definitely bold and proud! Thank you.

May 27, 2012 07:44 AM #25
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