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Rick,

Rhodophiala baffle me as well! It took ages for the original clone I had to get to flowering size but since then they have flowered regularly - except last year! This one is in a bed which gets summer water and I wonder if that is why it is in flower already (the other one is usually in flower in March when the weather has started to cool down)

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This is one of the few native Australian bulbs, the Garland Lily, Calostemma purpureum

Calostemma purpureum

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This clematis came to us as the hybrid 'Golden Tiara'; it has persisted with a little supplementary water over the summers 

Clematis 'Golden Tiara'Clematis 'Golden Tiara'

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This variegated Yucca seemed to burst into bloom before I even noticed the spike forming!

variegated yucca

Not sure of the specific - I think it was something strange like "Y. gloriosa variegata"

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Lycoris elsae which started a few days ago is now in full bloom,

Lycoris elsae

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Scrumptious, and very fragrant-looking.  Is it?

 

Lycorus squamigera is one of the first to emerge here, and they only plant I worry about in late frosts.  All time record-breaking weather has stimulated them extra early:

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Scrumptious, and very fragrant-looking.  Is it?

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No scent that I've noticed, Rick. Must check it out later.

This morning this Commelina elegans looked spectacular with a great many flowers open at the same time,

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A most peculiar presentation of Rhodophiala bifida! A pic taken a week ago,

Rhodophiala bifidaRhodophiala bifida

Today I saw that the scapes are now an inch or two above the gravel

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This week more scapes have emerged with more normal lengths,

Rhodophiala bifida in morningRhodophiala bifida in eveningRhodophiala bifida in evening

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Only one flower stem on Lycoris aurea this year

Lycoris aurea

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