Fall blooming bulbs.

The approaching Fall and the very hot and humid days of August create a bit of anticipation for the appearance of the Fall blooming bulbs: hurricane lilies (lycoris), Fall blooming crocus (saffron) and the giant Colchicums. They all produce some very beautiful blooms. After blooming, they produce long, strap-like foliage which last until Spring than dies.

I was driving down Clark Avenue, near NC State, yesterday and saw one Hurricane Lily.

Fall is just around the corner!

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The Colchicum above is near my front porch. The flower is huge! About a foot tall. It reminds me of a giant crocus!

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Lycoris radiata

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