Last chance to play my guessing game!


Simon's pink plant This is your last chance saloon to name my plant. The prize for anyone who names it correctly will be the chance to come into QVC in the spring and see the Mr Richard Jackson in full flight during one of his shows. I’ll give you a guided tour of the studios and I’ll put together a little goody bag of gardening delights!

Simon's pink flower But what is the plant? Look up ‘yer books and I’ll take Latin names or common ones (if there is one). If there are no correct entries I’ll post the answer on Monday morning.

Good luck!

Simon x


  1. Simon Biagi November 12, 2009 at 2:41 pm -  Reply

    Nice try, but the flowers tems are much bigger than the grandiflora and the flowers have only just come out (all my Alstromeria have been out all year) Keep trying!
    Simon x

  2. Jooly November 12, 2009 at 9:41 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s AMARYLLIS belladonna.

  3. Jooly November 12, 2009 at 9:52 pm -  Reply

    Sorry…might have posted this on the wrong page! ha ha!
    My Answer: crinum powellii

  4. Maureen November 13, 2009 at 3:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Simon.
    Is it the Cape Lily?
    Best Wishes

  5. Miss Penny Dawson November 13, 2009 at 5:13 pm -  Reply

    The flowering bulb looks like Habranthus robustus.

  6. Vix Mcgowan November 13, 2009 at 6:12 pm -  Reply

    cala lily Vix.

  7. Jill November 13, 2009 at 9:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Simon..
    hehe has to be called Jilly-Lilly .. it’s my sort of plant.. pretty’n’pink flowers
    aww, well you did say official name or close! 😉
    Seriously, could it be Gladiolus callianthus???

  8. Simon Biagi November 14, 2009 at 11:12 am -  Reply

    Hi Jooly
    The Amaryllis was a good guess and the Crinum perhaps even better but my starts flowering in Autumn (late Autumn) and lives outdoors all year round so that counts out the Amaryllis and as the Crinum flowers in summer, its not that either. mmmmmmm the plot thickens eh?
    Simon X

  9. Simon Biagi November 14, 2009 at 4:18 pm -  Reply

    Great guesses Lolly but both wrong I’m afraid. The Amaryllis probably wouldn’t have survived outdoors all year long and the Crinum is a very similar flower but comes out in the summer rather than the autumn that mine flowers in and it’s probaly a bit more fragrant. Keep trying!
    Simon X

  10. Eileen Bell November 16, 2009 at 12:13 am -  Reply

    Hi Simon
    I think your plant is a Schizostylis (or Kaffir Lilly to give it its common name). It looks lovely in the pink which you have but I saw reddish coloured one today (if I’ve got the right plant) and it looks even more striking.

  11. Simon Biagi November 16, 2009 at 1:56 pm -  Reply

    Thanks so much for all the entries, Its not kaffir Lilly in fact it is not a lilly at all!
    Simon X

  12. Simon Biagi November 16, 2009 at 1:58 pm -  Reply

    Nice one Penny but I’m afraid it is not a Habranthus Robustus. I’m not that famailiar with that one but it sounds cool.
    Simon X

  13. Simon Biagi November 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jill,
    I like the idea of a Jilly Lilly, but no it’s not a lilly or a Glad. Any other ideas?
    Simon X

  14. Jill November 16, 2009 at 8:48 pm -  Reply

    quick quick I know what it is.. is it a Erythronium? (dogs tooth violet)
    hmm.. if it isn’t it should be 😉
    aww I don’t know if not that or a Jilly Lilly I give up .. we need a Richard Jackson’s open day x
    ps. looking 4ward to the right answer hmm v. v confused!

  15. Debbie G November 23, 2009 at 7:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Simon
    Is it a buttercup?

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