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That link said this:

Lycoris radiata (Dwarf Surprise Lily)
Sun to Light ShadeZone: 6-10, at least 15" tall Origin: China
This Southern heirloom bulb is one of the most popular plants in old Southern
gardens. The small, narrow strap-like blue-green leaves die away in early
spring. Then seemingly out of nowhere in August, the 15" tall spikes emerge from
underground, topped with a deciduous azalea-like flower of bright red. After
the flowers fade, the leaves emerge again and persist until spring, producing
food for next year's flowering. L. radiata doesn't always flower every
year...we feel the flowering is probably controlled by aliens who like to torment
Earth-bound gardeners.

I LOVE that, because Holly said maybe the aliens sent it. <g>
My neighbor, when I asked him, didn't know but said "Maybe those lights on
the crest the other night caused it" (people reported strange lights one night;
it was a mountaintop photo shoot with bright lighting at night, we heard)

I'm definitely going to dig it up and move it to a safer place. Maybe it
would have bloomed other years but Keith mows the lawn. The bulbs we planted
there were planted seven or eight years ago, and after that we've moved every
one we saw come up to better places.


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