Hymenocallis caribaea 'Tropical Giant'

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    Sirius

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    These are blooming in the afternoon rain here in South Carolina. We just transplanted them in June with some Crinum lilies, so it was a surprise to see a bloom stalk.

    Hymenocallis caribaea 'Tropical Giant' or spider lily.

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    Beautiful - I love these guys.
     
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    HUGE, GIGANTIC photo(s). Can't see 'em. :(
     
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    Yeah, a little big, but gorgeous anyway. I'm a lily fanatic...daylily, Asian, Oriental, Hippeastrum. I love 'em
    all. Is this one fragrant?
     
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    I'm sorry everyone. I don't have a computer, just an android phone and iPad, so I am trying to figure out how to properly resize images using multiple apps/platforms/image hosts. I think I almost have it figured out now. Are these sizes better?

    I don't detect a fragrance yet, but it was raining so I was trying to rush some photos. I'll check again tomorrow, but as you can see there are several more buds coming up, so I will have ample opportunity.
     
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    Interesting; a little eerie. :eek:
     
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    I wonder how they get pollinated with the pollen held so far away from the flower?
     
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    The filaments coming out of the edge that hold the pollen are long, but so is the one coming out of the center of the flower which has a stigma at the tip. So the pollinator bouncing around from anther to anther could land on the stigma.
     
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    I've seen butterflies on my Asian/Oriental lilies covered with pollen...also bumblebees. They always set seed if
    I don't scurry to cut the tops off.
     
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    I like these!
     

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