Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Orange Flower

Who can help me identify this pretty orange flower growing in my garden? I thought it might be a tiger lily, but it's not. It doesn't have those noticeable stamen in the center like a lily. Plus, a characteristic of each bloom is that one petal curls downward in a lovely curlique. Any horticulturist readers in the know?

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10 comments:

Sarah in deepest, darkest Lomellina said...

I can't help with the identification, but it really is lovely.

Looks a bit like bird of paradise plant in shape if not colour.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful flower Saretta!

VP said...

I have to be back to know the answer... Beautiful image anyway, Saretta!

Jacob said...

I agree with deep, dark Sarah in that it reminds me of a Bird of Paradise.

Can't believe VP doesn't know. He knows everything! Seriously!

Gorgeous plant!

bfarr said...

I am clueless, but a beautiful flower none the less. I am sure someone out there knows what it is.

BTW, congratulations.

Halcyon said...

It looks like some sort of orchid. It's very pretty whatever it is!

Lily Hydrangea said...

congrats on your well deserved recognition!
& I wish I knew the name of this flower, it is beautiful.

Jess said...

This is a Canna Lily, which is a member of the canna family. Not actually a lily, it is a perrenial tropical herb---but don't try eating it! Beautiful photo of a lovely flower.

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Anonymous said...

Jess was right...its canna which comes in many colors and varieties...frpm a Molfettese living in Pennsylvania...enjoy your summer...Anthony Magarelli