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Earlier last week, when I looked out my front door, this flower wasn't there. Thursday night, it was! Actually, from the time I first spied the stem until the bloom was open as you see it took two days. These red "Spider Lilies" seem to spring up over night. I don't know exactly how fast the stems grow, but from nothing to about 16" - 18" overnight is not unusual.
The strange thing about the ones in my yard is that some years I have dozens of them, other years I do not see a single one. And, sometimes, they don't come up in the same places I saw them last. This is the first time one of these has bloomed in this particular location.
Although they are not the variety known as "Surprise Lilies," they are always a surprise. I love them!
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