We call this flower, May Flower, only because it blooms during May. This plant’s common names are Football Lily or African Bloody Lily; scientific name is Scadoxus multiflorus. One of my mom’s neighbors has planted several bulbs, and when the flowers bloom, they are strikingly beautiful.
I bought the plant this year; one big bulb sat at the center of the container. Seemed very Zen to me! Then, *Pop* came a stalk with the bud, and the bud bloomed. If you closely observe the flower, it is constructed in a symmetric fashion and with individual units coming together to form a whole. I always wonder about Mother Nature’s creativity, and prostrate before Her.
After the flowering season, the plant dries; waits for the next season. One bulb would have multiplied too many. And it’s always lovely to have more plants and flowers at one’s garden, isn’t it?
Happy new friendships with a variety of plants!