It is called magic lily since it blooms during its dormant period when it has no leaves.
Other common names for this perennial monocot member of the Liliaceae family include:
Surprise Lily and Resurrection Lily. This plant is hardy in Zones 4a-10b and blooms in
late summer to early fall. You can find magic lilies near the Administration Building.
Be sure to go to the Picture of the Week Archive
or see the links below to view other plant images in our various Photo Galleries.
Award Winning Daylilies Photo Gallery
U.S. National Arboretum Crapemyrtle Introductions Photo Gallery
Glenn Dale Azaleas Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery Introduction
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