Asked on Jul 11, 2016

Does anyone recognize this mystery plant?

by Lisa
A friend gave me 4 of these plants 2 years ago, it has finally bloomed and I love it. I have no idea what it is, do you?
q mystery plant , flowers, gardening, plant id
  10 answers
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jul 11, 2016
    Peruvian daffodil?

  • B1doyle B1doyle on Jul 11, 2016
    No answer, but it's gorgeous. What do the leaves look like? How tall is it? Is it a vine? What were the plants like that you received?

    • Lisa Lisa on Jul 11, 2016
      Thank you, I think it is gorgeous too! I believe it is a Peruvian lily. The leaves look like a kaffir lily, which is what I thought it was, imagine my surprise when it bloomed today!

  • Anzeng Anzeng on Jul 11, 2016
    Here in the Philippines, we call them "Spider Lilies". They thrive even in muddy shaded areas

  • Ruth Rogers Ruth Rogers on Jul 11, 2016
    Peruvian lily, very testy about blooming. Beautiful. I believe they are from the amaryllis family

  • Jnt8130086 Jnt8130086 on Jul 11, 2016
    it loos like a cahaba lilly to me

    • Lisa Lisa on Jul 12, 2016
      I agree, it does look the same, however the cahaba lily is specific to the south - particularly Alabama, from what I read. I live in southern California and am not near water.

  • C Crow C Crow on Jul 12, 2016
    Is indeed a spider lily (I have some of the same). There are many varieties of spider lilies as you will see if you do a Google image search. Aren't they just beautiful!

    • Lisa Lisa on Jul 12, 2016
      Thank You C Crow, they are beautiful! Such a lovely surprise to come home to!!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 12, 2016
    Spider lily for sure.

  • Denise Denise on Jul 12, 2016
    I know this as a spider lilly. Have seen them proliferate in harare zimbabwe in full sun.

  • Joy Lewis Joy Lewis on Jul 12, 2016
    In Louisiana we call them Swamp Lilies. They grow wild in the swamps of Louisiana.

  • Ana Ruiz Ana Ruiz on Jul 12, 2016
    Peruvian daffodil