Beauty beyond the boundaries — 12 Comments

  1. I’ve been to the Dupont website a 100 times and keep talkiing myself out of going into the poor house by ordering one of everything they’ve got!

  2. That is a “White Spider Lily” a member of the Amarilla family… not a Christ in the Cradle. It grows wild in a few of the most southern states. Most all websites state it is only grown from bulbs, yet I have gotten my seeds to sprout when they are fresh and starting to wrinkle with age. A very exotic plant.

    • Hi Kathy and welcome to this bayou. Yes, you and I agree that this is a white spider lily. If you continue to read below the photo, you will see I call it just that. Also, if you scroll over the photo, the words “spider lily” pop up. These grow wild here, not to be confused with our white swamp lily! Thanks again, and come back any time! BW

  3. lOVE THIS! And I was just thinking about pulling up my Mexican petunias because they are taking over! I think I’ll just move them to a part of the yard where they can spread all they want. did you know that we do have a native wild petunia that is closely related to the Mexican petunia? However they are not as vigorous and are hard to transplant.
    (Ruellia caroliniensis).

    • I didn’t know the roots were fragrant, and i don’t know if the nursery still has them, but if the old man in Sunshine, lA is still alive he will give you some. he also gave me a book about Vetiver. The reason it isn’t being used here in restoration projects is because it is a non-native plant and not recommended to let go wild any place other than your own yard!!!!!

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