More photos of my mystery flower – guess and win a prize!


Flower head Now it seems that the flower hadn’t opened enough for anyone to have any idea what this plant is so I have a few more pictures as the flower head begins to bloom. 

Remember this is happening now and the flowers normally come out around October time, but what is it?

Some other clues: 

It’s a hardy perennial and seems to like a warm sunny position. Mine's in a big pot.  

Pink flower head It didn’t flower for a few years as I don’t think it likes being disturbed (I know how it feels). 

It's been frost-hardy, as long as it doesn’t get too cold.

It has interesting, palm-like foliage, and produces 2-3 stems, each bearing more than a dozen large funnel-shaped fragrant flowers.

So can you put a name to it? As an added incentive, the first person to identify my plant will receive a little gardening Christmas present from me (don’t know what yet as I have yet to rummage through the Jackson’s drawers!!)

Good luck!

Simon x


  1. Maureen November 6, 2009 at 9:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Simon,
    Is the mystery plant a kaffir lily?
    Best Wishes from Scotland

  2. dorothy November 9, 2009 at 3:57 pm -  Reply


  3. Simon Biagi November 12, 2009 at 2:43 pm -  Reply

    Well Maureen, I have never seen the Karrir lilly but I’m afraid to say thats not the right answer!
    Simon X

  4. Simon Biagi November 12, 2009 at 2:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dorothy
    That is a very good guess, and you arn’t too far off the mark but an Amaryllis that groes out doors and is alsmost evergreen???? Keep thinking along those lines!!
    Simon X

  5. Jooly November 12, 2009 at 9:47 pm -  Reply

    I think it’s:- crinum powellii

  6. Mrs.Shanti Rajan November 13, 2009 at 6:33 pm -  Reply

    Hello Simon,
    It is Day Lilly.
    I dont know how to enter the competition. Hope this is the entery!

  7. Lauren November 13, 2009 at 7:59 pm -  Reply

    it’s a pink one!!!

  8. susan rees November 14, 2009 at 11:37 am -  Reply

    Hi Simon.
    I have just discovered your great QVC site on Facebook and your competitions. I will have a go at this one. I think that this beautiful plant is a Nerium Oleander Calypso.
    Sue Rees.

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