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