Kaffir Lily

Kaffir Lilies are one of my favorite plants.  Ours just finished blooming. Their flower make me so happy.  It looks like a full bouquet but it's just one stem. Kaffirs bloom once a year from late winter to early spring. It's a unique plant because it likes shade, yet the flower is a burst of color.  Most flowers need plenty of sun, but not this one. 

I have our Kaffirs in two spots; by our front door and in our "bedroom garden" which is just outside our bedroom window, between the house and the wooden fence. I need to relocate the ones by the front door.  In summer they get hit with too much direct light for too many hours. Now that they've finished blooming I can move them with the others and further my plans for the bedroom garden. The ones in the bedroom garden are thriving.  I recently read they like to grow in clusters so I will do some rearranging with their long lost friends.
 

I love it when I wake up, open the blinds, and there's an amazing cluster of these "waving" at me first thing in the morning.  They just make me happy.  I don't know why exactly, but they do.  If you have an area in your yard that's heavily shades and you wish to see some color, these are your ladies. They're not drought tolerant though. In fact, the soil must be kept moist. If you're interested and want to know more, you can read about them here.   

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kaffir Lily

Kaffir Lilies are one of my favorite plants.  Ours just finished blooming. Their flower make me so happy.  It looks like a full bouquet but it's just one stem. Kaffirs bloom once a year from late winter to early spring. It's a unique plant because it likes shade, yet the flower is a burst of color.  Most flowers need plenty of sun, but not this one. 

I have our Kaffirs in two spots; by our front door and in our "bedroom garden" which is just outside our bedroom window, between the house and the wooden fence. I need to relocate the ones by the front door.  In summer they get hit with too much direct light for too many hours. Now that they've finished blooming I can move them with the others and further my plans for the bedroom garden. The ones in the bedroom garden are thriving.  I recently read they like to grow in clusters so I will do some rearranging with their long lost friends.
 

I love it when I wake up, open the blinds, and there's an amazing cluster of these "waving" at me first thing in the morning.  They just make me happy.  I don't know why exactly, but they do.  If you have an area in your yard that's heavily shades and you wish to see some color, these are your ladies. They're not drought tolerant though. In fact, the soil must be kept moist. If you're interested and want to know more, you can read about them here.   

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