Help identifying flower

Does anybody know what this is called? I think it is some kind of lily. I want to find info on planting & growing. Thanks!
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  • NonaC NonaC on Aug 11, 2017
    My mother always called them "Hurricane Lilies," because they bloom in the fall, during hurricane season. I believe the real name is Nerene, or something like that. She gave me 3 bulbs, her last surviving plants, back in the '70's. They have multiplied to nearly 100 and they are pretty planted en-mass.
    They don't like to be disturbed, if you dig around them, they may not bloom til the next blooming season.
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Aug 11, 2017
    looks like a spider lily...beautiful!
  • Courtney Gastineau Courtney Gastineau on Aug 11, 2017
    Is it monkeys paw?
    • Sherry1913 Sherry1913 on Aug 11, 2017
      I have learned that it is called spider lily, resurrection lily & surprise lily but haven't heard monkeys paw. Thanks for helping! 😀
  • Joy22284823 Joy22284823 on Aug 11, 2017
    I've always referred to this as a Surprise Lily but have heard it called Spider Lily or even Naked Lady. The flower surprises you by shooting up & blooming when you do not expect. Mine are red but a wild one surprised me by blooming yellow. I always allow the greven leaves to turn brown before mowing In the naturalized areas. Good plant to have.
    • Sherry1913 Sherry1913 on Aug 11, 2017
      Thank you. It seems most call it a spider lily. Thanks to this info I was able to look them up for care instructions. Came up voluntarily in neighbor's yard & he doesn't want them so he is letting me have them. There are about 30 of them! So pretty! 😀
  • Bruce A. Ulrich Bruce A. Ulrich on Aug 11, 2017
    We always called these spider lilies. They're beautiful! My parents have them everywhere on their property. They plant them around the base of their large pecan trees, and they are very nice in a group like that.
  • Jackie Cofield Jackie Cofield on Aug 11, 2017
    I also have always heard them called spider Lille's but don't know the scientific name of them. I grew up with them growing in flower beds in all the ladies I knew flower beds they must be fairly easy to grow and are very pretty!!
  • Sherry1913 Sherry1913 on Aug 11, 2017
    Thank you Jackie! I've learned they are called spider lillies & also resurrection lillies. Neighbor gave me some to set out so I wanted to look up care instructions 😀
  • Sherry1913 Sherry1913 on Aug 11, 2017
    Thanks Bruce! You gave me an idea where to plant! 😀
  • Sherry1913 Sherry1913 on Aug 11, 2017
    Thanks to all for the responses!
  • Cricket B Wood Cricket B Wood on Aug 11, 2017
    Generally red spider lillies bloom later. Resurrection lillies tend to be white, or very pale in color. Because they bloom so early they aren't always recognized as a spider lilly & are called Surprise lillies. Yellow, orange, blush ones have nicknames, but are usually just called Spider Lillies.
  • Sue Sue on Aug 11, 2017