They don’t stand upright…
Or at least not in the way I expect flowers to bloom. Instead it droops and hangs upside down, which makes me wonder if it’s a little sad or maybe shy. As I continue to look on, I don’t think that it’s sad at all, but unique, delicate and lovely; a good reminder for me to slow down and experience the moment without judgement.
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points of interest
Basal leaves are long-elliptic, wavy and dark green. In late summer, smooth stems bear fragrant, white flowers, arranged in umbels of up to eight, with stamens protruding. Each daffodil-like flower has six spreading sepals arranged in two rows, with the outer being longer and narrower than in inner ones, and six stamens that are fused into a cup.
Grow in a temperate or warm greenhouse where not hardy and re-pot every 3-4 years in spring. Water freely during active growth and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer weekly, watering sparingly in winter. Outdoors, grow in pots or mixed flower beds in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in light, dappled shade.
friday’s flower fact
The Greek word Eucharis, for which this genus is named, means pleasing or charming after the fragrance and beauty of the flowers.
Botanical Name | Eucharis amazonica
Family | Amaryllidaceae
Type | Bulbous perennial
Origin | Columbia, NE Peru
Zone | 10-15
Flower Height | 28”
Flower Diameter | 3.5”
U.S. Botanic Garden & San Antonio Botanical Garden
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