Gymea Lily Making A Solo Come Back

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    I think it was last year I posted photos of my 2 Gymea Lilies as they grew from little tots to giants a couple of metres high, not knowing what they were. Only one has appeared this year. Fascinating plant. Hopefully you can make it out. Centre stage.:) rps20171115_045135.jpg
     
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    Oh, it's beautiful. I had to google it as I had never heard of this beauty .. Thank you for sharing.

    Wow, you're going to have a very good show a few years down the road when you have about 5 to 10 spikes.. Lovely!

    Hope you don't mind my photos which I googled

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    Is this the one?

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    Wish I could grow this! Very, very striking and architectural!
     
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    Mine is more like your second photo alp but conditions here aren't really suitable for it to flourish so it does its' best but it's a bit of a "poor cousin" really:(
     
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    Could we have a close up of your beauty please? I feel like I have usurped your host role. But I have never seen such a beautiful plant here in this country. I so want to copy and paste the columnar beauties, but it's your thread .. I need to behave!
     
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    Whoa! What a handsome architectural plant! You mean the round flower has morphed into a spike? I have to guess as I have never seen this beauty before. Such a striking beauty .. I would love to have 5 to these to make a statement.

    Thank you so much for the effort and sharing with us your pride and joy!

    Deborah, you have such a verdant and beautiful combo - fern, flowering lily and weigela.
     
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    is that aeonium on the right please, @DeborahJane ? What are those orange birdies like things on top of the flowers? Are they some shaped fruits from China? Hehe.. They look like birds ..
     
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    Yes the black aeonium is growing through the flax and the bird like plant is Bird of Paradise or Streslekia so you've got it in one alp. It's a stunner when it flowers isn't it? This is my Hot Garden, all reds, oranges and yellows . But with the odd pinks and deep purple but only once a year when they flower. The pink is an Azalea and the deep purple a Black Tulip Magnolia. Worth it even if they're the "wrong" colour;):meh:
     
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    The flower just comes out in those tubular shapes. I thought they'd open up but didn't happen last year. Love sharing. Some people get bored with garden talk!!! :dead::yuck:But WE don't do we?:)
     
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    I think I should go to the specsavers! (other opticians are available) Those shiny birdies seem to be at the end of two metal sticks. You're so lucky to have such a big garden and can have different colour themed corners... I just plant one plant on top of an forgotten one.

    No, we're never bored with showing off or talking about our flowers. So much simple pleasures to be had . just looking at them .. Don't believe in religion, but the complexity of nature and beauty of shapes never fail to amaze and amuse me.. Love that G lily of yours. Make sure you upload another photo when the bud are in full splendour please!
     
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    Sorry alp. You are absolutely right, nothing wrong with you eyesight. Those birds are on sticks. rps20171123_031040.jpg
     
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    Ah.. cuties!
     
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