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Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 2, 2016 8:55 PM CST
My friend in the Phils sent me these photos of her plant, she is having problem with the bulb, this is how the plant looked like when it was doing well before. Hope someone can ID it..thanks!

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Bulb is not doing well, here is how the bulb looks like:
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 2, 2016 9:12 PM CST
It looks like an Allium
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 2, 2016 9:27 PM CST

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Could be this one:
Ornamental Onion (Allium schubertii)
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 2, 2016 9:33 PM CST
Oh thanks Daisy and Sue! So can this be planted in summer? It is the height of summer there in the Philippines with temps reaching high of 91f and low of about 74F. So I read about allium and said to be planted about 3 inches deep?
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Apr 2, 2016 9:36 PM CST
I was thinking African Blood Lily (Scadoxus multiflorus) but I don 't know what the bulbs look like. It isn't Allium schubertii as that one has flower stems of significantly different lengths.

African Blood Lily (Scadoxus multiflorus)
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 2, 2016 9:53 PM CST
Blood Lily was my first thought but look at the arrangement of leaves. Blood Lily leaf arrangement are opposite while Allium is circular.
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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Apr 2, 2016 9:55 PM CST
The leaves look wrong for allium.
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pirl
Apr 2, 2016 9:57 PM CST
The leaves look wrong for allium. Here's the allium and you can compare the leaves to your friend's leaves.




Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 2, 2016 10:06 PM CST
Thanks Connie and Arlene! Yes, I am leaning more to African Blood Lily! Thank You!
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Apr 2, 2016 10:41 PM CST
The arrangement of leaves may depend on the maturity of the bloom perhaps?

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 3, 2016 12:36 AM CST
Hmmm .... I think I see a problem. My Blood Lily does not equal your Blood Lily. It may be Scadoxus multiflorus.

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Calif_Sue
Apr 3, 2016 12:55 AM CST

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Ahhh, I knew I saw a photo of a blood lily before and just couldn't think of it!
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