This annual bloom makes me go hmmm. I can keep staring at it for hours and continue to be mesmerized with the sheer beauty of its colour. This flower is the Red Blood Lily/Fireball Lily, Biological name is Scadoxus multiflorus katherinae. The plant is three years old , and was given to me by my gardener in Hyderabad. She brought in a lot of joy, several butterflies and hummingbirds to my garden. Blooms only once in a year, takes ten days to bloom fully and stays afresh for two weeks. The transformation every year , makes me smile and so very happy. Thought I’ll share the beauty with the rest of the world. So here it comes
The bud at 5 days.
And now the beautiful lily in full bloom:
Here’s last years bloom. I thought it was prettier last time with a darker hue.
Hope you’ll liked it. Let me know , I am all ears.