Plant ID forum: Too early to ID?

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Name: Sara
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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flukybloom
Mar 2, 2018 1:34 PM CST
I know it's pretty early in the year...but last spring I completely overhauled our front garden and planted a wide variety of things from my sister's garden. Most of it got written down...but not this one. So far daffodils and belladonna lilies have started coming up (south facing garden gets full sun all winter), but I have no record of what this is. Any ideas or is it still too early to tell?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 2, 2018 2:07 PM CST
They look like Tulips (Tulipa) to me.
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Leftwood
Mar 2, 2018 4:17 PM CST
Tulips. Me too.
Name: Sara
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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flukybloom
Mar 2, 2018 6:45 PM CST
Thanks @plantladylin and @Leftwood!

I don't recall getting tulips but hey, that means more spring color!
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plantladylin
Mar 2, 2018 6:56 PM CST
Tulips is just a wild guess on my part ... those beauties don't grow this far south so I'm not really certain that's what you've got sprouting there in your Iowa garden. Keep us posted ... once you get blooms, you will know for sure! Green Grin!
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Name: Sara
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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flukybloom
Mar 3, 2018 11:44 PM CST
plantladylin said:Keep us posted ... once you get blooms, you will know for sure! Green Grin!


Oh I will Hilarious! first year everything will be in it's home from day 1, SO excited to see it grow!
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Name: Sara
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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flukybloom
May 8, 2018 7:49 PM CST
@plantladylin well the leaves turned out to definitely be tulips...but no blooms Thumbs down
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
May 9, 2018 7:44 AM CST
Are you able to add a current pic?
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Name: Sara
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flukybloom
May 10, 2018 8:29 AM CST
purpleinopp said:Are you able to add a current pic?


Just took these...the only thing I've done in the garden is weed it. Everything else seems to be growing well. I have some naked lady lilies (that's what I was told they are) that haven't bloomed either.

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plantladylin
May 10, 2018 8:33 AM CST
Maybe Hosta leaves?
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Name: Sara
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flukybloom
May 10, 2018 8:38 AM CST
plantladylin said:Maybe Hosta leaves?


Don't think so...we inherited a TON of hostas with this house...enough to give our neighbors a shade garden + more. They're the nice thick leaves a tulip usually has.
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purpleinopp
May 10, 2018 9:21 AM CST
Interesting. I don't have any further suggestion from the new pics except that they (probably tulips) look like they are struggling. Could being planted too deeply cause this? IDK.

Your "naked ladies" are probably Lycoris squamigera, judging by your zone. Surprise Lily (Lycoris squamigera)

They have foliage until later in the year, when the foliage disappears and then the flowers come up, "naked," without any foliage, hence the nickname. There are other species of Lycoris and Amaryllis that behave this way, but none of the others are hardy in your zone, AFAIK, and all share the nicknames "naked ladies," "surprise lilies", etc...
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Name: Sara
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flukybloom
May 10, 2018 9:53 AM CST
purpleinopp said:Interesting. I don't have any further suggestion from the new pics except that they (probably tulips) look like they are struggling. Could being planted too deeply cause this? IDK.

Your "naked ladies" are probably Lycoris squamigera, judging by your zone. Surprise Lily (Lycoris squamigera)

They have foliage until later in the year, when the foliage disappears and then the flowers come up, "naked," without any foliage, hence the nickname. There are other species of Lycoris and Amaryllis that behave this way, but none of the others are hardy in your zone, AFAIK, and all share the nicknames "naked ladies," "surprise lilies", etc...


Planted too deeply is probably the cause...I just kind of put everything (transplants from my sister) in the garden without much care, and have never had tulips before. Thanks for the info! I'll leave the amaryllis alone Thumbs up
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purpleinopp
May 10, 2018 10:08 AM CST
Happy to suggest! My wording may have been confusing, I apologize. Suggesting that you have Lycoris squamigera, not Amaryllis. There could be the random microclimate situation, but I don't think there are any Amaryllis that would normally be hardy in Z5.
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Name: Sara
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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flukybloom
May 10, 2018 1:06 PM CST
purpleinopp said: Suggesting that you have Lycoris squamigera, not Amaryllis. There could be the random microclimate situation, but I don't think there are any Amaryllis that would normally be hardy in Z5.


Oooh ok, that makes sense. All of my research into Amaryllis didn't seem right but that's what I was told it would be. Thanks for the clarification!
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Name: Janine
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janinilulu
May 10, 2018 3:40 PM CST
They DO look like Tulip leaves.
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pepper23
May 10, 2018 6:14 PM CST
Definitely tulips. After they die back for the season, dig them up and replant closer to the surface. That will hopefully help them prosper and bloom next year.

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