28. Feb, 2018

Blood Lily

This is a "not so common" plant that originally came from my Mum's sister in Whakatane. It is one of those plants that flower first and then gets its leaves later. I don't always get flowers every year. The red one is the original. Behind it is a white version (in another pot) but it is not as spectacular as the red. I thought these flowered in Spring but maybe they are as confused as we are about the season we have been having: high Summer in Nov-Dec, wet and humid through Jan-Feb and now cool and wet. Our hottest, driest months are usually Feb. Maybe the plants think it is Spring again